On Wednesday night, President Obama delivered a highly-publicized speech to the American public about the future of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan. While the commander-in-chief addressed the nation, another prominent politician skipped out of town to attend...a U2 concert.
...House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was at a U2 concert in Baltimore. Pelosi and actor Matt Damon were among the fans in attendance at M & T Bank Stadium.
The former House Speaker didn't waste any time, though, commenting about the president's announcement that 10,000 American troops will come home by the end of this year, with a total of 33,000 exiting the war-torn nation by next summer. FOXNews.com has more:
Although Pelosi’s office issued a statement after Obama's speech calling for a more substantial drawdown, Pelosi reportedly was watching the famed Irish band sing “Beautiful Day” and perform a musical tribute to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head
After recovering from her U2 escapades, Pelosi spoke to reporters yesterday:
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While it is certainly no surprise that Pelosi and left-leaning U2 frontman Bono are friends (back in 2006, the Washingtonian reported that Pelosi held a special lunch for the rocker), the notion that such a prominent political leader would skip out on a major policy speech in order to attend a rock concert is strikingly odd.
(h/t FOX News Insider)