I realize that in the eyes or many it makes you a horrible person to support our Prime Minister, but goddamn it, I do.
I feel nothing but a sense of pride that Harper has refused to meet with Bono at the G-8 summit. Finally we have a leader with balls who won't buckle under to outside pressure and do things he really has no obligation to do.
Paul Martin gave Bono lots of time because I honestly believe he thought the imaging was cool and he wanted to appeal to younger Canadians.
Harper has no time for pompous celebrities how love to hear themselves talk, he's got a country to run.
Don't get me wrong, I love U2 and Bono the musician, but I have no time for these self appointed world "politicians" who more often than not just get in the way.
I mean really what is Bono doing at the G-8 summit and who does he think he is?
It doesn't help that President Bush met with Bono earlier in the week, but again, given Bush's reputation around the world I think he did it strictly for imaging - he too thought it would look cool.
Well Stephen Harper doesn't buy into that crap and he probably remembers Bono actually chastising Canada on a couple of occasions for contributions to African Aid.
And on that note, Bob Geldof is another whack job who's hanging around the summit and earlier this week he attacked Canada for our foreign aid record and accused the government of blocking specific commitments at the G-8.
The charges are unfounded, but it doesn't matter. Bob Geldof said it, so it gets attention and I think that's precisely why our Prime Minister refuses to give these people audience.
Instead he'll waste his time meeting with the likes of Vladimir Putin and other people who were actually elected.