Dead Men Left

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Vapid technocrat inspired by trite prattle: official

Schiller be damned:

Mr Barroso told Bono a lyric from U2 song Zooropa had inspired an article he wrote about the future of Europe.

To applause from Bono, he recited the lyric: "Don't worry baby, it's going to be all right. Uncertainty can be a guiding light."

(I like "to applause from Bono". It hints at "...and no-one else".) Between this and Jean-Claude Juncker's anguished sobs, it would seem Europe is led by a troupe of histrionic adolescents.