By Malcolm Farr
News.com.au September 27, 2008 12:00am
U2'S Bono seems to be moving in mysterious ways as he shakes hands with Kevin Rudd - his mind obviously elsewhere.
how about a couple hundred thousand words.
Their chat about needy nations was one of dozens of meetings the Australian Prime Minister held in a hectic three days in New York.
Mr Rudd has filled his overseas schedule to the brim to dampen criticism over his rapid accumulation of frequent flyer miles. What's going on in this picture? Enter our caption competition But if the rock star appeared to snub Mr Rudd, so did most of the 190 UN members when the Prime Minister addressed the General Assembly.
Following Brunei and South Korea late in the day, Mr Rudd delivered his lecture on financial stability to a giant hall which was just a quarter full. Worse, his chief of staff David Epstein and Australia's UN Ambassador Robert Hill looked like they were nodding off as he spoke. "There has been a failure of internal governance within financial institutions, there has been a failure of external oversight," Mr Rudd told those listening.
I told you there would be jokes on Aussie News & Views so here goes :
U2's Bono was at the front of the stage in a break between numbers clapping his hands, clap... clap...clap... clap... then stopping to say to the audience, clap...clap... do you know, clap...clap... that every time I clap my hands... clap...clap... a child dies in Africa,clap... clap......silence
then a voice was heard from the audience "well why don't you stop F*****G clapping ya low bastard "