North Dakota lawmakers last Thursday defeated a resolution to honor U2 frontman Bono for his advocacy of debt relief for Third World countries. Fargo state Rep. Scot Kelsh sponsored the measure after reading in a magazine that no state had honored the Irish singer and activist in such a way. "This is something that does matter to us as citizens of North Dakota, the United States, and the world at large," Kelsh told the Associated Press. Rep. Gil Herbel, a Republican, thought the resolution was intended to honor the late singer and U.S. Congressman Sonny Bono. "When I saw the resolution, I was looking for Cher's name in there," Herbel said. The resolution was defeated 58-35. Minnesota Lege, what say you?