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Saturday, October 06, 2007

I Just Find These Things...

He does them.

Last time I posted on Kagen, I mentioned his ego and God-complex.

The Hill was nice enough to give us an example of it in action.
U2 frontman Bono showered attention on House freshman Democratic lawmakers Wednesday during their weekly breakfast meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

The Irish-born rocker-slash-philanthropist was on the Hill to solicit ideas for publicizing the successes of U.S. government programs and his own charitable initiatives in combating poverty, AIDS and other ills in Africa.

Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wis.) started the morning meal by giving Bono a pop quiz in U.S. geography, asking whether he could locate the congressman’s home state on a map, according to sources.

He responded that he knew America’s Dairyland well.
The rest of the article is about how Freshmen Democrats fonded all over Bono, not pretended to be a geography teacher for a man whose band has played in either Madison or Milwaukee on every North American Tour they've ever had!

At least he didn't call Bono's wife the wrong name... (It's Ali by the way.)

Now excuse me, I'm off to find my Pop Mart '97 t-shirt. It will allow me to think back to how disco ball-shaped lemons, a single golden arch, and a TV the size of the UW Field House all fit into Camp Randall Stadium that June.

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