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Old 03-27-2002, 03:39 PM   #1
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hehe, I think it's good to know that Bono still knows how to take things in the right perspective

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Bono the Policy Wonk takes on the cynics

From the National Post (via News @U2):
...Such grand statements make him an easy target for cynics, but Bono manages to deflect their barbs with his self-effacing demeanour and intense focus on his political agenda.

"I'm uncomfortable being a rich rock star, doing this. I'm unhappy with that juxtaposition," he told the Guardian. "I would love not to be doing this -- for somebody else to do it who was not as compromised as me. That guilt has driven me to be a policy wonk.

"It makes me queasy to turn up just for the photo opportunity so I turn up for the briefing as well. I go to bed with World Bank reports. These issues are bigger than whether it makes me comfortable or not. So the band might cringe, I might wince, but I went to Washington to get a cheque and I'm going back to get a bigger one."

"not as compromised as me."
TELL IT, BROTHER! His grasp of words is equal to his grasp of context, subtle and precise. And that's why he's my political IDOL.

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