A couple of other updates on the President's schedule. The President right now is having lunch over in the residence with Bono. As you are aware, Bono is in town for some concerts. This meeting with Bono follows up on their discussion at Gleneagles during the G8 summit that took place in Scotland. They have a very good discussion at the G8 about our common priorities. Both share a deep commitment to combating AIDS, preventing malaria, and expanding trade to lift people out of poverty, particularly in developing countries. And Bono is scheduled to be meeting with Steve Hadley, as well, today -- our National Security Advisor -- to talk about some of those issues, too...Humm...I don't quite know what to make of Bono at this point. Was he giving W hell or was he kissing ass (or I should type "arse" given his nationality). Any thoughts in the blogoshiphere about this meeting? Please comment below.
...Q Scott, two questions. This is a serious one. Since you raised Bono, is there --
MR. McCLELLAN: Those were serious, too.
Q But this is serious about Bono. Is there a possibility he might be given a position in the administration? He's a big name.
MR. McCLELLAN: I haven't heard that. I think he's enjoying the career that he has right now and doing all the good work that he does on behalf of people who are suffering in developing countries.
Q But is he considered an advisor or supporter of the administration?
MR. McCLELLAN: He's someone who has a lot of influence and is committed to helping people who are in need, and lifting people out of poverty, and helping those who are suffering from AIDS. And those are priorities that the President shares. And so they've had some discussions over the last few years, and we appreciate the opportunity to visit with him.