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Rep. Obey Tells U2’s Bono To Go To Hell, Not to Lecture Him

“The hell with you… I don’t need any lectures from an Irishman to tell me what the hell our obligation is.”

– House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, Democrat of Wisconsin, in response to U2 frontman Bono’s December trip to Washington lobbying lawmakers. Obey revealed his comment to Bloomberg News today, recalling the incident and adding that he held hearings on AIDS before he had ever heard of Bono.

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