San Francisco to vote on naming sewage plant after President Bush
Activists in San Francisco have secured sufficient support to put on the November election ballot an initiative to rename a local sewage plant in "honour" of President George W Bush.
The Bush critics succeeded in collecting more than 12,000 signatures for renaming the sewerage plant, and an election committee confirmed it, the San Francisco Chronicle said Thursday.
San Francisco voters are to give their approval to change the name of the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant to the George W Bush Sewage Plant in November, the dpa reported.
A Bush sewerage plant would "prompt people to ask why," organizer Brian McConnel, said. "And they can discuss the Iraq war and everything that led to it."
"People want to forget bad moments of history, and this is our way of making sure that doesn't happen," he said.
McConnell and his helpers campaigned with loud, patriotic music and lots of US flags. They said they were determined to keep fighting for votes until November
The United States has statues, libraries, airports and streets named after former presidents. The satirically-named sewage plant memorial for Bush, who leaves office in January, stands good chances of success.
In 2006, 58 per cent of San Francisco voters supported a local initiative to impeach Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney.