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Whoa! Has Bono been hanging out with liberal street thug Burt Bacharach or something? Prior to his Wednesday lunch with Dubya, the Irish rocker was practically promising a (metaphorical) beatdown:
Bono told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview before they dined that he had no fear of meeting Bush or any other world leader.
"They should be afraid, because they will be held accountable for what happened on their watch," Bono told the magazine for an article on newsstands Friday. "I'm representing the poorest and the most vulnerable people. On a spiritual level, I have that with me. I'm throwing a punch, and the fist belongs to people who can't be in the room, whose rage, whose anger, whose hurt I represent.
Despite the bellicose rhetoric, Bush didn't seem too fearful when the two men actually met. Perhaps it was because he realized one strong breath could send Bono tumbling off his angry, rage-filled, elevator shoes. — GREG BEATO