Monday, June 27, 2005

Bono Praises President Bush



Only a man this secure in his own talent would break rank with celebrity dogma to praise an American President - and a Republican at that.

From last Sunday's Meet the Press:

"Well, I think [President Bush has] done an incredible job, his administration, on AIDS. And 250,000 Africans are on antiviral drugs. They literally owe their lives to America.

In one year that's being done. … Yes, there's a lot of pressure on President Bush. If he, though, in his second term, is as bold in his commitments to Africa as he was in the first term, he indeed deserves a place in history in turning the fate of that continent around."

Well said. I may actually have to start listening to U2 again.


No comment from Jon Bon Jovi or Dave Matthews Band at the time of this writing.

3 Comments:

Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

While I'm pleaseed with Bono's comments, it doesn't change the fact that the last good U2 album was Unforgettable Fire. They lost me with Zoo TV.

6/27/2005 10:30:00 PM  
Blogger Darrell said...

I've been a fan of the music even through the recent albums, but always figured that Bono's politics were to the left of Michael Moore entirely by default... I'm glad to hear that he is capable of thinking for himself after all.

6/28/2005 06:58:00 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

After Bono and Jesse Helms hung out a couple years ago to collaborate on African aid projects, I figured he couldn't be that Left wing nutso.

I still believe that the title track from Unforgettable Fire is one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded.

6/28/2005 08:58:00 PM  

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