The topic for this week's poll is not random. It was inspired by Eugene Robinson's Washington Post column claiming that Kanye West got snubbed for the Album of the Year Grammy partially because of his oft-discussed comment at the Hurricane Katrina telethon that "George Bush doesn't care about black people," and also because of the academy's reluctance "to fully embrace hip-hop music and culture."
I have nothing against Kanye West. From what I've heard of his music, he seems bright, talented, and intelligent -- lightyears beyond most music, not just rap music. But if I were U2, I'd be insulted by Robinson's comments.