January 26, 2005

IN THE NAME OF LOVE WILL YOU JUST SHUT UP:

BUSH LEFT BONO SPEECHLESS (Contact Music, 1/26/05)

Fast-talking rocker BONO was impressed when President GEORGE W BUSH interrupted him mid-flow to get his point across during a debate on the AIDS crisis.

The VERTIGO singer, who works tirelessly to raise awareness of issues affecting the developing world, wouldn't allow President Bush a word in edgeways, forcing him to bang his fist passionately on the table.

Bono says, "He banged the table at me once when I was ranting at him about AIDS drugs. He banged the table to ask me to let him reply. I was very impressed that he could get so passionate. And let's face it, tolerating an Irish rock star is not a necessity of his office."

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 26, 2005 6:48 PM
Comments

I like U2's music and this guy who has others refer to him as "Bono" isn't as obnoxious as some other stars but why must we have to listen to these people simply because they are celebrities? WTF?

Posted by: pchuck at January 26, 2005 6:55 PM

Obviously, you don't--if you're the President. My respect for Bush just jumped up another two notches. The Democrats got FDR for a few extra years, so this being his last term just doesn't seem fair...

Posted by: Timothy at January 26, 2005 7:04 PM

This guy and his drivel drive me crazy like that of lots of Hollywood stars who grab onto trendy causes, but the damnable thing is he won't stop giving and working and promoting worthy causes. Plus, he acknowledges his respect for the President based solely on the fact that the President gives him the time of day and argues with him.

The Lord works in mysterious and maddeningly slow ways and the world is turning (we hope). Be patient, all.

Posted by: Peter B at January 26, 2005 8:29 PM

These people tend to drive me crazy as well. But, its their right to advocate for causes and leverage their fame and money into attention for the causes they support.

Bono is one of the least objectionable celebrity advocates.

On the other end of the specturm you have Merryl "Alar" Streep.

Posted by: AML at January 27, 2005 12:12 AM

How much cash has Bono given away?

Posted by: Sandy P at January 27, 2005 2:10 AM
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