One of the crosses you carry as a U2 fan is the fact that, at any moment in time, Bono might do something really, really, really embarrassing. Like this, from today’s Oprah show:
I really wish someone would tell him “no” once in a while. Or maybe just say, “Hey. Y’know, this thing bleeds syrup and is just a really bad song. If you do this, it’ll sit right next to that ‘New Day’ thing you did in ’99 with Wyclef as the low point of your career.”
And jeez, did we elect a man, or did we elect a messiah? Goodness. Just watch — 3 years from now when we still have a gazillion-dollar national debt, the disciples will start in about how the expectations were unrealistic, and too much. And I’ll just point out this video and say, Who’s fault was that?
No wonder you want it to go away. I couldn’t even make it beyond the half-way point. Blech.
I love watching the reaction of O!-bots when I tell them I think he’s either a fool or wildly corrupt. After all, just about everyone one of his political friends/appointments is neck-high in either current corruption (Bill Richardson, 3 cabinet picks with tax issues etc.) or past criminal acts (W. Ayers). So either O! is a fool for not knowing who he hangs with or is just as corrupt at them. Or at the very least, no different than 99% of other politicians.
To which they’ll mutter something about Halliburton and Dick Cheney and oil wars. To which I’ll then ask: praytell fellow traveler, under which president did Sec Def. Gates most recently serve?
Boom! Heads explode. It’s fun. Really.
Seriously, O!’s appeal is for those deeply disturbed who need something external to feel good about themselves. Other than that, he’s just an inexperienced Chicago machine politician who makes otherwise sane people think that ‘voting for Obama’=’crusading against all the worlds’ ill.’