Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Maybe he'll carry in the indictments

Leaving aside the "controversy" not of their own making about politicians using U2 concerts for fundraisers, Bono is popping in today to see his pal Dubya:

In town for a concert, U2 rock star Bono was invited to lunch Wednesday with the president. White House president secretary Scott McClellan said the meeting at the executive residence would be a follow-up on talks he had with President Bush in July at the G-8 summit in Scotland.

"They had a very good discussion about some of our common priorities," McClellan said. "Both share a deep commitment to combating AIDS, preventing malaria and expanding trade to lift people out of poverty."

McClellan said Bono also planned to meet with National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley later in the day, before U2's concert at the MCI Center. The spokesman laughingly told reporters that Bush was not planning to attend the concert.

Hadley is one of the people dragged into Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation so a chat with Bono is surely a nice diversion. It might be awkward for Dubya to actually attend the concert anyway, since we think this is the one that Hillary Clinton is going to.

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