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Old 12-10-2011, 09:15 PM   #16
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What did he say?
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:17 PM   #17
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Yeah I just missed it.
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His last statement was to Huckabee. Huckabee was telling Bono he should run for president and Bono said he couldn't but that Huckabee should because he would "bring the Regan like statesman that is so missing"
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:00 PM   #19
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His last statement was to Huckabee. Huckabee was telling Bono he should run for president and Bono said he couldn't but that Huckabee should because he would "bring the Regan like statesman that is so missing"
I missed it, but if Bono wasn't being sardonic when he said that...Jesus. Just incredible how a man could change so much in 20 years (I realize he said Regan the Statesman and not Regan the politician, but still...)
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:17 PM   #20
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I sure hope it was sneaky editing on the Huckabee end. Bono should watch how close he dances with the devil.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:26 PM   #21
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His last statement was to Huckabee. Huckabee was telling Bono he should run for president and Bono said he couldn't but that Huckabee should because he would "bring the Regan like statesman that is so missing"
Not saying I disliked the statement. Just sounded like something weird for Bono to say.
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I guess that's just the polite thing to say to someone like Huckabee? To me, "Reagen-like statesman" is a pretty meaningless term.
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Bono should've thrown the desk at him.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:57 PM   #24
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Bono should've thrown the desk at him.
Yes comrade, dissent must be crushed.

Now you may not believe this Vladamir but, it is possible to disagree with someone and still respect them. Besides, they are brothers in one very important sense. Faith.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:07 AM   #25
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Yes comrade, dissent must be crushed.

Now you may not believe this Vladamir but, it is possible to disagree with someone and still respect them. Besides, they are brothers in one very important sense. Faith.
Yes, well done.

It's spelt "Vladimir", that is also not my name.

(You ventured all the way out of your beloved FYM just to post that? )
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:07 AM   #26
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I'd like to think that Bono meant it was lacking in the way politicians have been behaving, but since they were speaking of running for the Presidency, it sounded like a dig to the current President. At least for me it did.

He should have just smiled. We do love that smile!
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I hate seeing Bono have to suck up to crazies like Huckabee, but I understand why he does it. He gets the same politicians who have no problem with the poor getting screwed in the US to give to the poor in Africa. It's amazing that he accomplishes it!
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He just compared Huckabee to Reagan, no big deal. To conservatives that's a compliment.
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:17 AM   #29
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can't. bear. the. arse. licking. seriously.

even if he meant it in a snide way underneath, it will be interpreted as some kind of really bizarre compliment!
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The matter of whether someone like Bono (i.e., a popular entertainer) should arse-lick reactionary idiots like Huckabee and Jesse Helms is ultimately a matter only for Bono to determine. He obviously long ago decided that it benefitted his activism to pander to fools in order to reach a larger audience and avoid partisan divisions.

While I applaud Bono's bravery and consistency in doing this, I also don't like it. It turns me off him, frankly.
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