It was an under-the-radar measure around the country. Proposition R in San Francisco would’ve renamed the sewage treatment plant the “George W. Bush Sewage Treatment Plant.”
Alas, the measure failed. “Some critics had pointed out the name switch would have been unfair,” the Associated Press said today, “to the hard-working sewage plant.”
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.