Wednesday, November 26, 2008
PRESIDENT BUSH CONSIDERS PARDONS OF OFFICIALS -- LET'S NAME LAWBREAKING ST. AUGUSTINE SEWAGE PLANT FOR BUSH AND OUR CITY MANAGER, WILLIAM. B. HARRISS
President GEORGE W. BUSH is reportedly pondering pardoing himself, VP RICHARD B. CHENEY, former Secretary of Defense DONALD RUMSFELD and other present and former Administration officials before he leaves office. Go ahead, make my day.
Under our Constitution, the Presidential Pardon Power is absolute and not reviewable by any Court.
IF BUSH pardons any present or former officials, at least let him have the dignity and class to make them say WHAT they're being pardoned for -- a list of crimes would be handy to enable voters to evaluate what BUSH's tiresome termagant retaliators and bigots have done to our country and our planet for eight (8) years.
IF Worst-President-Ever GEORGE W. BUSH won't supply such a list, we can assume the worst -- BUSH's "high crimes and misdemeanors" (for which he should have been impeached) are longer than the list of the war dead from Iraq.
As far as naming rights, I like Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen's January 7, 1990 suggestion on J. Edgar Hoover -- he wanted to take Hoover's name off the FBI Building (where it embarasses ethical FBI agents daily). Instead, Cohen wanted to put Hoover's name on "Blue Plains" (it's a sewage treatment plant).
In the November 4, 2008 election, 69% San Franciso voters rejected naming their City's sewage treatment plant for President GEORGE W. BUSH. Many thought it would be unfair to the sewage plant (and its employees).
In the case of the City of St. Augustine, our sewage plant is a lawbreaker, just like BUSH -- it's been cited for illegally and secretly dumping sewage effluent into our saltwater marsh for years, with City Manager WILLIAM B. HARRISS informing Commissioners (but not the people) of the violations.
That's it -- let's ask our lawbreaking City of St. Augustine to name its lawbreaking sewage treatment plant after President GEORGE W. BUSH -- a fitting honor to an unfit President. By the way, they've already named an airport in Alaska for convicted felon Senior Republican Senator TED STEVENS.
Notice how narcissistic Republicans are always naming things after themselves while they're still alive? Consider the PROCTOR LIBRARY at FLAGLER COLLEGE in St. Augustine.
Former Senate Republican Leader HOWARD HENRY BAKER, JR. has a federal courthouse named after him in Knoxville, Tennessee, as well as HOWARD BAKER HIGHWAY (which a corporate lawyer in Knoxville once told me was named for HOWARD BAKER "because it's so crooked.") Imagine being a litigant in a case defended by Tennessee's biggest corporate law firm, walking into a court named after BAKER DONELSON's head partner -- how would that feel? How revolting!
BLUE PLAINS WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT, operated by the Washington D.C. Sanitary District
GEORGE W. BUSH and CONVICTED FELON REPUBLICAN ALASKA SENATOR TED STEVENS
TED STEVENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
HOWARD HENRY BAKER, JR. FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE
WILLIAM L. PROCTOR LIBRARY AT FLAGLER COLLEGE, named after the meanest man in St. Augustine, Florida, our state representative (R-20th), FLAGLER COLLEGE's CHANCELLOR and REPUBLICAN LORD OF ALL HE SURVEYS
I reckon it just goes to show that insecure, elephantine Republicans have an edifice complex, and that fools' names and fools' faces are often seen in public places.
So let's hear it -- let's name the St. Augustine sewage treatment plant the GEORGE W. BUSH and WILLIAM B. HARRISS WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT.
What do you reckon?
WILLIAM. B. HARRISS Photo credit: J.D. Pleasant