May 28, 2003

Rock star on the loose

Uh oh -- someone get a net! Bob Geldof has escaped the compound and made statements critical of Robert Mugabe and the EU concerning food aid to Africa, and even worse, praised the Bush administration:

Bob Geldof astonished the aid community yesterday by using a return visit to Ethiopia to praise the Bush administration as one of Africa's best friends in its fight against hunger and Aids.

This will make the Bush=Hitler brigade fly backwards around their cages multiple times.

(Via Instapundit.)

Posted by Andrea Harris at May 28, 2003 09:14 AM

I'm sure Glenn got this from the same source I did....hours before Insta posted it...via Tim Blair (uncredited.) It's exactly the same post, but Tim included even more damning anti-Clinton rhetoric from others in the entourage with Geldof. Guess Glenn didn't want to see too 'conservative' now that he's been accused of membership in the VRWC.

Posted by: Hashim at May 28, 2003 at 09:55 AM

Circle the wagons!

Posted by: Mrs. du Toit at May 28, 2003 at 10:01 AM

Hopefully that bass-ackwards direction of flight might tear off their tail-feathers in such manner as to prevent any further attempts to launch themselves, except into the sea!

Posted by: MommaBear at May 28, 2003 at 10:38 AM

Guess what! There's a fire at some place called "NAC," and apparently, all of us Hosting Matters bloggers are totally screwed, because that's where our servers are.

I think the DNC is behind it.

Thank God some idiot in Japan is mirroring my site.

Posted by: Steve H. at May 28, 2003 at 11:27 AM

Hashim, what are you driving at? I just happened to see it on Glenn's site. I don't care who saw it first. Keep whatever problems you have with other bloggers off my site, please. Not interested.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at May 28, 2003 at 05:23 PM

Steve: that really blows. I hope they get things up and running for you soon. I know they do backups also, hopefully on a server in a different building.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at May 28, 2003 at 05:26 PM

Nothing wrong with Geldorf giving credit where it is due - and shouldn't be viewed as an opportunity to poke fun at a leftie for showing appreciation of this grand effort from the Bush administration..........

Everyone should win on this one.

Posted by: Dan at May 28, 2003 at 06:35 PM

At first I thought it was Geldorf being gracious and not biting the hand that feeds him. That would explain the quotes complimenting Bush's efforts. But what really got me was the Clinton-bashing from touchy-feely liberal quarters. If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of the Clinton legacy winking out of existence.

Posted by: Matthew at May 28, 2003 at 06:58 PM

Geldof has been vocally Eurosceptic in the past, even participating in the infamous "Ein Reich, Ein Volk, Ein Euro" advert. He, quite rightly, believes that the EU is all talk and no trousers.

He is also not keen on the fact that the EU is trying to convince Africans that GM food is bad, even if it means that Africans starve to death because they refuse American food!

The piece was not a surprise, the shock was that it was in The Guardian.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Castel-Dodge at May 29, 2003 at 05:51 PM