displaying a remarkable level of restraint and legislative common sense, politicians in north dakota have resisted the seemingly unresistible: a resolution to honor the eternally-wraparound-besunglassed king of international meddling, bono. the reason it failed? what-have-you-done-for-me-everism:
BISMARCK, N.D. – Bono has plenty of fans. But don’t count North Dakota lawmakers among them.
Lawmakers in the House defeated a resolution 58-35 Thursday to honor the U2 frontman for his advocacy of debt relief for Third World countries, saying the Irish rocker had no connection to the state.
Fargo state Rep. Scot Kelsh, who sponsored the measure, said he got the idea for the resolution from a magazine published by the National Conference of State Legislatures, which mentioned that no state at the time had approved a resolution to honor the singer.
“This is something that does matter to us as citizens of North Dakota, the United States, and the world at large,” Kelsh said.
now how will north dakotans show their love of the sainted irishman until he and his cohorts once again regale the throngs of similarly pale midwesterners packed into the fargodome with songs hopefully not from zooropa?