Monday, July 7, 2008
BUSH, WHAT A SEWAGE HONOR?
We have had so many presidents and more will surely follow after the current outgoing one, but non has been so loathed and admired by so many at the same time, as our current 43rd, George Walker Bush. Whereas some see in him a brave leader, some others see him as a Texas inglorious gift to the world. But love him or hate him GW has got guts and Icheoku attests to that.
Now a citizen group in the City of San Francisco, California is at it again; - this time they want to "immortalize" GW in a sort of unique and special way, - they want to rename their sewage treatment plant after GW! According to the proponents of the measure, "GW left a substantial mess which the country will be cleaning for the next ten or twenty years. According to the chief proponent of the measure, Brian McConnell, a sewage plant's job is to clean up mess, so it is a fitting tribute for GW. As Gw leaves office, the country will begin to repair the damage and rebuild the country's reputation which his eight years in office has tarnished. Since it is good to remember our presidents in the right historical context, such is a fitting tribute to the outgoing chief executive and the mess he will leave behind".
But while other past presidents have had very edifying monuments and infrastructures named after them, GW is having a sewage plant named after him. Some other presidents have their bursts engraved in granite in Mountain Rushmore in South Dakota; some also have had international airports named after them like Reagan National in Washington Dc and HW Bush in Houston Texas; President Lincoln has his face and name in almost everything and everywhere including our penny. Lincoln Memorial and the luxury car Lincoln Continental; Franklin Benjamin's chubby face is on our $100 billfold; some presidents have aircraft-carriers named after them; but now one soon to be former president is being given a sewage honor! What this activist San Francisco group wants to achieve by renaming a sewage treatment plant after GW will probably come to light if the ballot initiative passes in November 2008. But Icheoku is doubtful that GW will be grateful for this stinking memorial albeit his legacy or lack thereof which is now subject to a stinking honor in the maverick City by the Bay, San Francisco, California!