One of the great ironies of the Obama administration is that George W. Bush, both during and after his presidency, has done more for Africa than President Obama, the son of an actual African.
Bush’s efforts to combat the plague of AIDS in Africa have been aggressive, consistent, and successful. For a time during his presidency, I remember, Bush and Bono were kind of joined at the hip, with Bono paying frequent visits to the White House and forging a productive partnership of power and stardom.
in the video below, it’s nice to see a big star like Bono speak highly of not only of a Republican president, but the American people.
Bono, whom I once heard joke about himself as having a “Messiah complex,” may have the ego of a big star, but he has the humility to try to do what will work for people and actually devote his time and energy to a cause, as opposed to so many entertainment industry types who just – maybe – throw some money at a cause and then sound off self-righteously.
Below he addresses Nicole Wallace, who at one point was Bush’s White House communications director.