Ahmadinejad = Bon Jovi ?

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I’m not sure this cultural reference means what “this blogger”:http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1170359814775&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull for the _J Post_ thinks it means.

According to this post, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger missed a chance to embarrass Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during the latter’s recent visit to the campus. I’ll spare you the details, but the post argues that

bq. At a time when US objectives should be making every effort to sway Muslim public opinion over to its side, American stupidity has morphed the Iranian president into the *Persian Bon Jovi.*

Wow. Even I feel young now.

Turning Ahmadinejad into Bon Jovi would, in my mind, be a US PR victory. The “Persian Steve Albini” would, I think, be a much better metaphor for the _JP_ blogger. But what do I know?

Speaking of Mr. Albini, here’s some live Big Black:

2 thoughts on “Ahmadinejad = Bon Jovi ?

  1. Russ Wellen

    Cool that you’re featuring Big Black. Nostalgic for them I just bought their compilation CD from the mid-80s “The Rich Man’s Eight-Track.” They helped seed industrial music.


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