Bono and The World BankIn what might be called the dumbest move of the year, it seems as if Bono is actually being considered to run the world bank. Now some may think, "what's the president of the world bank even do?" If you are thinking that, there's a very good explaination of this person's duty over at Slate. Let me assure you, this is not a figure head position, it's actually a job that requires a person who knows what they're doing. I mean seriously, it's not like we're not talking about being the governor of California.
Bono has been quite outspoken in the past five years about the AIDS pandemic in Africa as well as debts of third world countries and has challenged many people of influence to get off their butts and do something about it (see articles on his meetings with BUSH, The Pope, and even all of our favorite CCM Stars. I think that it's interesting that if you're out spoken about an issue for long enough it some how makes you qualified to run major organizations in the world. If there is one thing that is encouraging about this rediculous idea it is the fact that we know for sure that Bono would be giving away money to the places we wish he'd be giving it to, that is until he gets fired or killed.
I guess this does answer the question posed by Dusty in the comments of one of the posts about robots that a group of people (or for that matter one very rich rock star) and some good ideas can make a difference.
Who am I kidding, there's no way this will ever happen. Oh well.
You can read about how much Bono loves Jesus here.