Saturday, October 07, 2006

USS George Bush Christened

Today the Bush family christened the Navy's newest and last Nimitz class aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush, at Newport News, Virginia. The $6 billion, 1,092-foot-long carrier, the largest warship type in the world, will be delivered in 2008 after workers fill it full of whupass at its outfitting berth. The USS Bush joins the Nimitz nuclear-powered super-carriers USS Ronald Reagan, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS Harry S. Truman, USS Theodore Roosevelt, USS Abraham Lincoln, and the USS George Washington.

Which brings us to the obvious question: What ship should be named after Bill Clinton? An oiler, perhaps? The USS Slick Willy? Methinks that no military ship nor facility will ever be named after Clinton, though something must to honor his legacy. Perhaps a hospital would be appropriate: The President Bill Clinton Venereal Disease Clinic in Dripping Springs, Texas? Or perhaps President Bill should be honored with something associated with the environmentalism he espoused, perhaps one of those caverns in Utah turned into dump sites for radioactive and chemical wastes: Slick Willy's Toxic Waste Hole.

The possibilities are endless.


Blogger The Pittmeister said...

What did the first do that so great? That should have been named the U.S.S. Lame Duck. Here's praying they NEVER name a ship after the current Bush president, but if they did, I've got just the name for it...U.S.S. Stinker.

Mon Oct 23, 10:54:00 PM 2006  

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