Ever since SFist first reported on the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco's plan to re-name the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Facility in honor of our current POTUS, George W. Bush, it has spread--in the words of T. Wayne Pickering, chairman of the unofficial "Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco--like an "intestinal bug on a Carnival cruise ship." So far Wonkette and the Washington Post caught wind of it. A FOX interview is in the works, which is set to air tomorrow.
Before the commission's baptism by FOX, we asked Pickering (not his real name, we should mention) a few questions about his plans for getting the initiative on the November ballot. Here's what he said about his efforts at changing the name of the San Francisco poop plant, Bush's greatest moment over the last eight years, and more.
Aside from the obvious, what sparked the decision change the name of the sewage plant?
It all started at a bar. We were discussing how to pay tribute to George W Bush. Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, you have to agree that the magnitude of his accomplishments must be remembered. We picked the sewage plant because Bush's greatest legacy, apart from the Global War on Terror, is his attention to the nation's infrastructure, such as the levee system that protected New Orleans so well during Hurricane Katrina.
And how do you plan on doing this?
We are submitting an ordinance initiative for the November ballot. If it passes by a simple majority, the facility will be renamed on Inauguration Day.