Senator Jesse Helms wrote some nice stuff about Bono in Time magazine.
When I was first told in 2000 that Bono wanted to meet with me to talk about boosting U.S. aid to Africa, I didn’t know who he was. But my Senate staff certainly did. After so many years in Washington, I had met enough people to quickly figure out who is genuine and who is there for show. I knew as soon as I met Bono that he was genuine. He had his facts in hand and didn’t have any agenda other than doing all he could to help people in desperate need.
You can read everything he had to say about Bono here.