Bono gets gig at New York Times, seeks editor

The New York Times has a new op-ed columnist: Bono, the singer for U2. In this news release, Bono has this to say about his latest gig:

What an honor. I’ve never been great with the full stops or commas. Let’s see how far we can take this.

Don’t worry, Bono. A copy editor will help you with punctuation and a whole lot more. And perhaps you could take your own advice about wordiness.

UPDATE: Bono’s first column was published Sunday to mixed reaction. I detected a few run-on sentences, and the piece seems more like a 12-inch dance remix rather than a 45.