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Here in the City by the Bay, twelve history-minded souls are working to establish a fitting monument to the presidency of George W. Bush. They call themselves the Presidental Memorial Commission of San Francisco, and they hope to secure Bush's legacy by putting his name on the local sewer plant.

If the group has its way, the George W. Bush Sewer Plant will make its debut in January when Dubya officially leaves office, and some supporters say the occasion should be marked by a city-wide ""synchronized flush"

San Franciscan Brian McConnell and a friend cooked up the plan this spring while downing beers at a local bar. "We thought of the Iraq War, New Orleans being left to hang out on a vine, and everything else," McConnell tells us. "And when tried to come up with a fitting tribute, this idea popped out."

The group began circulating an official city petition in May, and with help from over 100 active volunteers, they've now collected 8,500 signatures in support of their plan to rename the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant. That means the issue should be on the ballot when San Francisco voters hit the polls in November. ®

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