Bush has a bug named after him

I find this very fitting. Regardless of whether the two Entomologists say that they named the bugs after Bush, Cheny and Rumsfeld because they “admire” them, I still find it fitting that someone would name a slime-mold beetle.

This was found on CNN.com

Bush has slime-mold beetle named after him

Thursday, April 14, 2005 Posted: 6:34 PM EDT (2234 GMT)

ITHACA, New York (AP) — Not just anybody can say he has a slime-mold beetle named in his honor. But George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald H. Rumsfeld can.

Entomologists Quentin Wheeler and Kelly B. Miller, who recently had the task of naming 65 newly discovered species of slime-mold beetles, named three species after the president, vice president and defense secretary.

The monikers: Agathidium bushi Miller and Wheeler, Agathidium cheneyi Miller and Wheeler, and Agathidium rumsfeldi Miller and Wheeler.

According to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, the first word of a new species is its genus; the second word must end in “i” if it’s named after a person; and the final part of the name includes the person or persons who first described the species.

Naming the beetles after Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld was intended to pay homage to them, said Wheeler, who taught at Cornell University for 24 years and now is with the Natural History Museum in London.

“We admire these leaders as fellow citizens who have the courage of their convictions and are willing to do the very difficult and unpopular work of living up to principles of freedom and democracy rather than accepting the expedient or popular,” he said.

Wheeler and Miller, who was at Cornell and now is a postdoctoral fellow at Brigham Young University, published the names in the March 24 issue of the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.

This just goes to show you that people know how big of a slime ball that moron Bush is.

Here is an image I felt was slightly fitting to the topic, besides the fact that I thought it was a funny picture that I found on-line: http://img150.echo.cx/img150/5972/piratesofthemiddleeastcopy5cv.jpg

–Socram

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