OBAMA DRANK BONO UNDR THE TABLE, BONO PASSED OUT IN THE LINCOLN BEDROOM
Bono is quite the character. Not many people are instantly known from a single name. But when you hear Bono, you know you’re talking about the lead singer for the Irish band, U2. But you also know you’re talking about the man who’s known for his activism and philanthropic work, with a major focus on places in Africa where poverty is at it’s worst. So Bono gets to rub elbows with all sorts of powerful people in the world. That’s how he ended up at the White House when Barack Obama was still president. And, well, that’s how he ended up drinking too much with Obama and woke up in the Lincoln Bedroom.
OBAMA LIKES SAYING HE DRANK BONO UNDER THE TABLE, BUT ALLERGY WAS REAL CULPRIT
So evidently Obama likes telling this story that he drank Bono under the table. While that may be technically true, it’s not much of an accomplishment. Bono, you see, has a pretty strong allergy to salicylates, which you can find in red wine, pizza, tomato sauce, and a host of other things, like aspirin. And when Bono gets hit with this allergy, he falls asleep, practically anywhere. Well, he falls asleep or his head swells up like a balloon. Because of his allergy, Bono has fallen asleep in the street, on car hoods, pretty much anywhere. But now, he can add the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House to the list!
OBAMA AND BONO’S WIFE FOUND HIM SLEEPING IN LINCOLN BEDROOM, AND OBAMA ROARED WITH LAUGHTER
Bono had felt the allergy coming on and went for a little walk at the White House. But 10 minutes later, President Obama asked Bono’s wife, Ali Hewson, “Where’s Bono gone?” She explained Bono had gone for a nap and Obama was incredulous. So then she explained the allergy and said she’d go find him. But the President was an intrigued gentleman and went with her. And that’s how they found Bono asleep in the Lincoln Bedroom. Obama thought it was a hoot, and woke Bono up while laughing hard.