Bono was in the same county as me today. I’ve been in the same county as him before but it’s usually because he’s performing and I’m watching. He was in Oakland today meeting with some people about the AIDS crisis among the African American population in Oakland. He called East Oakland the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in America. If he were anyone else I might criticize the double epi usage, but it’s Bono and he can make reading the phone book a little poetic. He met with leaders in a couple of AIDS groups, some clergy, and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). Of course he had to take off before he had a chance to visit ol’ Dublin down the road, but he had to get to LA to accept the Chairman’s Award from the NAACP at the Image Awards tonight. The picture above is from sfgate.com (San Francisco Chronicle) and has Bono with Rep. Barbara Lee [in product (red) attire) and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums. It’s an AP photo credited to Ben Margot.