November 29, 2005

C'MON, CANADA COULD BUY A SECOND MRI MACHINE WITH THAT MONEY:

Stay out of our politics, Bono (Peter Worthington, 11/29/05, Toronto Sun)

Put a cork in it, Bono.

Bono, the Irish rocker -- lead singer of U2 -- and Make Poverty History activist, has intruded into Canadian politics and feels "crushed" and "disappointed" that his onetime buddy, Prime Minister Paul Martin, won't commit 0.7% of our GDP to the economic sinkhole that is Africa.

Heck, Bono even thinks Martin deserves to be punished in the election being called today -- for disappointing him. What cheek. What audacity.


Canadian leaders want to tell America what to do, not be told what to do.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 29, 2005 8:08 PM
Comments

They need to commit that .7% to that sinkhole Canada.

Posted by: jdkelly at November 29, 2005 9:01 PM

the absolutely pants pissingly funny thing is that bono has far more pull with gwb then the pm of canada.

Posted by: captn. kirk at November 29, 2005 10:05 PM

"With or without you," I guess.

One can't but admire Canada's verve, standing up to Bono like that. Canadians can now walk proud.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at November 30, 2005 4:11 AM

The man is extraordinary: he's everywhere! He's the conscience - the little angel on the shoulder - of the whole world.

Is there any cause about anything anywhere whereby Bono won't suddenly appear and claim the moral high ground?

Posted by: Brit at November 30, 2005 6:37 AM

The ground is generally empty when he goes to such European countries.

Posted by: oj at November 30, 2005 7:29 AM

Well, Bono didn't show at our neighborhood association bake sale yesterday. Probably too busy with Canadian politics and everything.

Still, I was tad miffed.

Posted by: jefferson park at November 30, 2005 12:46 PM
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