Apparently some citizens of San Francisco are putting a measure on the ballot that would change the name of their award-winning sewage treatment plant, the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant, to honor the presidency of George W. Bush. The New York Times points out that since S.F. voted 83% Democratic in 2004 the measure has a good chance of passing. It would take effect on January 20, when a new president is sworn in and Bush will need all the commemorations that the judgement of history can afford him.
Supporters of the bill also plan to celebrate the inaugural with a "synchronized flush of hundreds of thousands of San Francisco toilets, an action that would send a flood of water toward the plant," the Times reports.
In other news relevant to Bush's place in history, a bipartisan group of more than 200 former government officials, retired military officers, and the like is calling for a presidential order forbidding torture and other "harsh interrogation" methods, as well as the "rendition" of detainees to countries that torture prisoners. That might have to wait until the inauguration as well.