What could show that Bono's role in geopolitics is to calm the masses rather than speak for them than the jolly reception George W gives him? Bush - who never knowingly encounters someone with a different opinion - has been enjoying himself at the G8 summit in Germany:
"Hanging out with good company, aren't I?" Bush said before retiring inside the Kempinski Grand Hotel Heiligendamm.
Bush apparently had Bono on his mind. Earlier, he shouted to aide: "Where's Bono? Bono for president."
At the time, Bush praised him as a "doer." "You're an amazing guy, Bono. God bless you," Bush said.
Bush has every reason to praise Bono - at a time when it's hard for him to find anyone to give him an even break, Bono continues to work like he's the President's personal cheerleader.