Regular readers of this blog know two things: 1) I love everybody, and 2) San Franciscoans are a bunch of pathetic losers jealously pretending that their city is as gay and liberal as Boston.
But even I have to admit, the Bitter Bay's latest attempt to claim the kook crown is looking fairly impressive: the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco has reportedly gathered enough signatures to get its initiative on the November ballot, if the signatures hold up.
What's the PMCSF, you ask, and what is the initiative? It's quite simple: it aims to create an enduring legacy to President George W. Bush by naming the local sewage-treatment plant in his honor.
With a board of directors that includes Peaches Christ, former Mayoral candidate Chicken John Rinaldi ("Nuisance '07!"), and two members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Inc., PMCSF set out to gather signatures for their initiative.
They succeeded in what I consider the ultimate prize of this sort of endeavor: getting a serious person to comment about them. In this case, it was California state GOP chair Howard Epstein who took the bait. He called it "looney bin direct democracy," and "far-left loonies trying to play games with the city."
Worse, he vowed that if the measure makes the ballot, he will spend large amounts of the state GOP's money fighting for its defeat. I can't imagine much of a better impetus for gaining signatures than the idea of Republicans mailing expensive glossy brochures to SF residents explaining why President George W. Bush's name should not be forever attached to a huge vat of excrement.
Anyway, the "Commission" now claims to have more than 8500 signatures, which is 1300 more than needed by the July 7 deadline -- and I have a feeling they may add quite a few more at next weekend's Pride Parade. I might have to be impressed. At the very least, it's a better joke than our ballot initiative to eliminate the income tax.