Even Bono's pissed off at Martin, but not for the right reasons of course.
If being mired in scandal and threatened with imminent defeat weren't enough, Prime Minister Paul Martin capped off a brutal week by striking a sour note with his most famous fan. Rock superstar Bono is irked by Martin's refusal to meet a long-stated standard for foreign aid increases.Onward with the communist revolution. The dirty evil capitalists will fall as predicted. Never mind that capitalism is the system that enables rock stars to accumlate vast sums of money. But Bono is progessive and has his mind on higher aspirations.
Martin recently said he won't commit to spending 0.7 per cent of gross domestic product on foreign aid by the year 2015 because he's not convinced the country can afford it.Hat tip: Andrew Coyne
Update: Raskolnikov is the master. I cannot help myself and here reproduce his entire post:
As the lead singer of a popular musical group, Bono’s power in the highest levels of world diplomacy, and his influence as an erudite master of economics, foreign policy, world history and government, makes him the kind of god-like figure you want on your side.