In Washington, DC, for U2’s current tour, elder rock statesman Bono stopped in for a chat at the White House on Wednesday. According to a post on the band’s website, Bono said he was “not feeling nervous” about meeting with Dubya. White House spokesman Scott McClellan reports that the lunch ran nearly two hours and the pair talked about AIDS, debt relief, malaria, and world trade. While Bono does not support the war in Iraq, U2’s website says “he doesn’t campaign against it because his main priority is helping the poor and disadvantaged.” Bono made headlines earlier this year as a prominent fixture at the G8 summit on global poverty and the accompanying Live 8 event. U2 played the second of two shows last night in Washington and they will play a sold out show in Pittsburgh tomorrow night.
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