And so the left’s shinola sundae will have to do without the cherry on top. I’m tempted to call this a case of progressives behaving decently towards Dubya — which truly would have made it a “change” election — but I think it was probably more a matter of cost than anything else.
On second thought, progressives rejecting gratuitous government spending? It really was a “change” election.
While Barack Obama stormed to victory and re-defined the term “blue state,” there was no joy in sewageville. When all the dust – we’ll assume it was dust – settled, they’d lost by roughly a 70-30 ratio…
Brian McConnell and Michael Jacinto, the proposition’s co-authors, weren’t ready to retrace their steps yet. But Jacinto noted that the Public Utility Commission’s oft-repeated estimate of $50,000 in city money to accommodate the name change was “pulled out of their posterior,” while both men were surprised at the Guardian and others rationalizing that christening a sewage plant after the president would be disrespectful to its employees – after all, the SEIU Local 1021, the sewage workers’ union, endorsed their proposition.
Peaches Christ, the Prop’s spokeswoman – and a basketball player-sized drag queen – was bummed, but kept things in perspective. “If Prop R passed it’d have been neat and fun, but I don’t think there are any tears being shed,” she said. “If it had passed I had a speech planned. And [now] I’m heading to the Castro to party.”
Yes, of course there’s a photo of Peaches at the link. Exit question: What will we be clamoring to have renamed after The One in four years? Judging by the Dow’s performance today, I’m guessing the NYSE.