Friday, March 11, 2005

Bono Twists and Turns Away From Bank Job

Looks like Bono won't head the World Bank after all. Here's the story from Yahoo!:

The lobby group co-founded by the Irish band U2's lead singer on Thursday knocked down media reports that he was a serious contender to head the global institution that provides billions of dollars annually to help the world's poorest countries.

"I can't believe I need to say this, but there are no circumstances in which Bono would be nominated or accept the World Bank job," said Jamie Drummond, executive director of DATA -- or Debt, AIDS (news - web sites), Trade, Africa -- for which Bono campaigns to raise awareness of Africa's problems.

"Bono is flattered to be mentioned for such an important job but DATA does its best work from the outside."
Oh well. Maybe Jim Kerr is available.

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