As the Iraq war is finally concluding in the Middle East, the locals in San Francisco are looking for a new cause. They have managed to qualify an oddball ballot initiative for the November election which would rename a local sewage plant the George W. Bush Sewage Plant.

The plant currently has a perfectly descriptive name, the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant. The folks who worked so hard getting the petitions signed say it is to commemorate the mess that George Bush has made of the country.

As a time when our nation is faced with difficult financial challenges, undoubtedly there are better uses for one’s time. But we are talking about heavily Democratic San Francisco, which is egocentric enough to occasionally make foreign policy proclamations by their local Board of Supervisors.

In this case a group called the Presidential Memorial Commission gathered the requisite 15,000 signatures. The effort was heroically led by a former mayoral candidate named Chicken John. Not kidding. And yes, Chicken John is a Barack Obama supporter.

There is no truth to the rumor that conservatives in San Francisco have organized a petition to rename the Arab Cultural Mural as the Barack Hussen Obama Islamic Cultural Mural of San Francisco.