Speaking of “phoning it in…” Remember how Bono was scheduled to sit down with Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin last Thursday? And to blog about it for the FT? Well:

Due to gridlock in Manhattan and the markets yesterday, our ONE campaign meeting with Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin morphed into a phone call. Amongst other things, we discussed malaria, that preventable treatable disease that means 2,200 kids in Africa die each day because of a mosquito bite.

And then there was this, later in Bono’s post:

Heard Bill Gates, Mike Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch discussing the state of play in the economy last night. If only I could blog on that. It was off the record. I have let you down…

Such a tease…

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