Something about having U2 front man Bono lead the masses in booing the Prime Minister
just leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
Don't get me wrong, there is plenty for Canadians to be booing
Paul Martin and his Liberal buddies about, but to be led in a session of mass booing by a rock star over Canada's foreign aid spending seems ridiculous, especially at a time when the government is such a sinking ship
Just to show you how out of touch Bono really is with the present Canadian political landscape, this is a quote from last night's sold out concert in Vancouver: "I think [Paul Martin's] a great leader for Canada and that he can do what we want him to do
, to lead the world out of despair and poverty, this year."
That is exactly what Canada needs - a bunch of star struck Bono fans reprioritizing government spending just as that very government is losing its grip on power. Although "making poverty history" is certainly a noble (and increasingly trendy) cause, Canadians have bigger fish to fry at present, especially when it comes to their government.Expat Talkback:
Should foreign musicians dictate the Canadian government's spending?