Bono's Roll Call: A Roster of Political Shout-Outs at FedEx
(Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)
The U2 show at FedEx Field featured more shout-outs to cronies than a Joe Biden stump speech, as Bono took time to hail from the stage pretty much every political player in the house, and more than a few not present. Here's a partial list, compiled by our critic colleague Chris Richards.
"The President of Rwanda!", Paul Kagame, who had good 100-level seats and a big entourage.
The late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and "Timmy Shriver... who's with us tonight."
"We got a cardinal at a rock show!" -- Cardinal McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, a fellow lobbyist for debt forgiveness, the frontman said.
"I thank you, Josh Bolten."
"Pat Leahy... the John Wayne of D.C."
Imprisoned Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi, who got a song dedicated to her.
Video message from Desmond Tutu.
"This one's for Ted, Teddy Kennedy!" before launching into "New Year's Day."
Paul and Nancy Pelosi (again!)
President Bush and Congress for helping to stop the spread of malaria in Africa.
Special closing thanks to David Lee, it sounded like...? (David Lee Roth? Nah, One Campaign President David Lane, we think.)
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September 30, 2009; 11:29 AM ET
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