Hats off to former President Bill Clinton. Time magazine just named him one of our 100 most important heroes of 2010. And then, to prove what good choices they made, Time got people to write in praising the winners. But not just any people. No, they only asked icon people to write in. So none other than Mr. Icon himself, Bono, sent in a letter explaining why picking Mr. Clinton was such a good idea.
This is part of it:
“There are professors who pretend to be populists and populists who pretend to be professors. But there have never been a head and heart so perfectly matched as the pair within William Jefferson Clinton. It’s an impossible equilibrium: wonky intellectual meets “Oh, hell” card player, oxygen and hydrogen. He defies the laws of physics as his daily exercise, but without him the universe just wouldn’t be as friendly to humans.”
Try to wrap your head around it, Bunky. This is big stuff. The universe would not be as friendly to humans were it not for the existence of William Jefferson Clinton. Heavy, dude! — even though I don’t have a clue as to what it means. Does he like literally mean the whole universe — or just our solar system? Or just Arkansas?
And because I wasn’t too good at science, I don’t know what he’s talking about when says Clinton defies the laws of physics as his daily exercise. I mean, is that possible? And if that’s really true, man, somebody better tell that Einsteen guy.
But who cares, right? Because Bono, poet that he is, nails the whole Clinton thing in the last sentence of his love letter. “Rock stars can’t be President,” he writes, “but we’ve all got reason to be thankful that Presidents can be rock stars.”
Word up, Bono.
You know, until now I thought Bono was his full name. Now I know better. After reading his letter, it’s so clear. So thank you, Bono … Lewinsky.