19 Oct
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Bono on Obama in NYT

That headline alone is enough to make a conservative queasy.

Bono is not a bad guy, however, and I admired him when he used to meet with and occasionally praise Bush.  He strikes me as results-oriented when canvassing for his noble goals, which I view as a rather good trait.

Which is all the more reason I dislike seeing him uncritically praise Obama.  With lines like “So here’s why I think the virtual Obama is the real Obama, and why I think the man might deserve the hype,” and absolutely no tangible evidence to support his claim, I’m wondering if Bono is more savvy at pandering than people give him credit for.

It’s possible, even likely, that Bono has not fully considered the reasons that poverty exist – most of the time it’s tyrannical government.  In this light, it’s quite ironic that he’d suck up to a contemporary American tyrant of the FDR (the original poverty president) mold,  setting the stage as he is for a Second Great Depression.

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