Sewage Plant Escapes Insulting Name Change
"SAN FRANCISCO -- Turns out that San Francisco voters didn't think naming a local sewage plant after President Bush was a fitting tribute to the president -- or the plant. Voters on Tuesday rejected Measure R, which would have changed the name of the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant to the George W. Bush Sewage Plant. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, more than 69 percent had voted against the idea. The measure's supporters said it was an appropriate way to memorialize the 43rd president, who they blame for a long list of national woes from the Iraq war to the slumping economy. But some critics had pointed out the name switch would have been unfair -- to the hardworking sewage plant."