Bono snubbed by North Dakota

State lawmakers reject resolution to honour U2 frontman

Lawmakers in North Dakota rejected a resolution to honour U2 frontman Bono yesterday (February 15).

The measure, sponsored by state Representative Scot Kelsh, sought to honour the world-renowned humanitarian for his advocacy of debt relief for impoverished nations.

“This is something that does matter to us as citizens of North Dakota, the United States, and the world at large,” Kelsh told the Associated Press.

Nevertheless, the resolution was defeated 58-35 in the northern state.

A Republican lawmaker apparently thought the measure sought to honour Sonny Bono, Cher‘s former singing partner and a one-time California lawmaker in his own right.

“When I saw the resolution, I was looking for Cher‘s name in there,” Representative Gil Herbel said.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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