“We think that it’s important to remember our leaders in the right historical context,” said McConnell, a member of the group that was formed after friends came up with the renaming idea.
“In President Bush’s case, we think that we will be cleaning up a substantial mess for the next 10 or 20 years,” he said. “The sewage treatment facility’s job is to clean up a mess, so we think it’s a fitting tribute.”
The “mess,” as supporters of the plan see it, includes the aftermath of the Iraq war and what they see as a neglect of domestic economic issues.
“What we’re really doing is symbolizing the fact that as he leaves office, we’ll begin the process of basically repairing damage and rebuilding our country’s reputation,” he said.
And the best bit:
But others think the plan reeks.
UPDATE 2008-07-17: It’s on the ballot!