I like Bono.
I think he’s an honest broker with a good heart. So it pains me to see him riddled with guilt because of the the non-stop hectoring of the Goracle about climate change.
Bono, who has been sharing the stage with Gore at the annual gathering of bigwigs in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, had this to say about the extreme pressure he’s been feeling (while in Al Gore’s presence) to live the “green lifestyle”:
“He’s been round my house and it’s like… here’s the recycler Al, you know… I’ve got a posh car, but it runs on ethanol Al,” Bono said.
Acknowledging that a career in rock music was not always conducive to a green lifestyle, Bono compared a conversation with Gore to an act of religious contrition.
“It’s like being with an Irish priest. You start to confess your sins,” he said. “Father Al, I am not just a noise polluter, I am a noise-polluting, diesel-soaking, gulfstream-flying rock star.
“I’m going to kick the habit. I’m trying father Al, but oil has been very good for me — those convoys of articulated lorries, petrochemical products, hair gel.”
Michelle Malkin warned her readers to read Bono’s words on an empty stomach: “It will have the effect of Ipecac on you”.
Well, I didn’t think it was that bad….in fact, I think I detected a wee bit of snark in there. It almost sounded like he doesn’t take Gore all that seriously.
But I could be wrong.
At any rate, someone should tell Bono to simmer down.
“Father Al” flunked Divinity school.
Bono was in Davos to push his campaign for poverty alleviation, Gore *naturally* was there to push for the reduction of carbon emissions.