Bono on US financial crisis and global poverty at Clinton Global Initiative:

I am not qualified to comment on the interventions that have been put forth. I can assume these people know what they’re doing. But is is extraordinary to me that you can find 700 billion dollars to save Wall Sreet and the entire G8 cant find 25 billion dollars to save 25 thousand child who die every day of preventable treatable diseases and hunger. That is mad. Bankruptcy  is a serious business. And we all know people who have lost their jobs this week,  I do anyway. But this is moral bankruptcy.

This country we sit is in a great country, and it’s a great country because it’s not just a country. It’s an idea and that idea is supposed to be contagious and it is bound up in the inalienable rights of men and women and children, equal in the eyes of God.

GOP candidate John McCain, who feels the campaign should be halted until the financial crisis is resolved, is due to speak tomorrow at at 8am the CGI; the Campaign Silo at  www.shadowproof.wpengine.com has an immediate report.

BTW, In these times that try mens’ souls Barack Obama says the debates are on:

"It’s my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who in approximately 40 days will be responsible for dealing with this mess.

 Earlier in the day, before he wanted to call them off, McCain said that Obama "was able to, I think, with his eloquence inspire a great number of Americans. So these are going to be tough debates."

McCain wants to cancel debates to show he cares?

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.