The comment originated from a George Bush Sr. staffer in the early 90s, in a description of Portland, Oregon and now it will be forever remembered in the name of an indie-rock band:

Little Beirut take their name from an insult former President George H.W. Bush made about their hometown, Portland, Oregon. Thinking the comment was both unjust and unprofessional they decided to express their affection for the city by forming an indie rock band.

I don’t know if I’m more insulted by the former US president’s staffer or that the band were so incredibly insulted by the comparison.

Thanks Olivia Alabaster for the link. Olivia recommends I send Bush Sr. a certificate, in addition to the band. I think I will.

Little Beirut's third LP: Fear of Heaven