U2 frontman Bono has an op-ed
in today's New York Times on the life and legacy of Sargent
Shriver. As one one would expect, it is full of Bono-y proclamations about Shriver's "diamond intelligence"
and recognition of "love as a brave act." For good measure, he also shares what he was
thinking during the first moon landing ("Here is a nation that finds joy
in the impossible") and quotes the first two verses of Make Me A
Channel Of Your Peace in their entirety.
The endeavor failed to find much support on Twitter:
Bono has become a professional Irishman, a slave to identity. http://nyti.ms/hINKUv
@jackshafer When will Bono share his precious memories of Lincoln?
@jackshafer He says "I remember . . . Jack's jutted jaw." He was 3 1/2 when JFK was killed.
One advised leaders, founded institutions, went daft. Other was Shriver RT @jackshafer Was dying to hear fr Bono on passing of Sarge Shriver