In today's Maine Sunday Telegram (the paper called The Portland Press Herald Monday thru Saturday), Washington correspondent, Bart Jansen reports on Bono's visit to Capital Hill to lobby for a $1 billion boost to AIDS and tuberculosis funding:
An unusual aspect of Bono's visit was his refusal to publicize it. Senators weren't supposed to talk about it beforehand. They could have snapshots taken with him, but they were not to distribute the pictures or post them on their Web sites.Maine Senator Susan B. Collins was one of nine Republican Senators who met with Bono--but she isn't a fan of U2's music. Rod Stewart is her kind of guy musically, but she has great respect for Bono's commitment and the knowledgeable way he has approached his lobbying efforts.
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