Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I'm Still a Fan

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The drummer for The Police apologized to Chilean President Michelle Bachelet for comments decried as derogatory by the government and invited her to attend Wednesday's concert in Santiago.

Stewart Copeland, whose rock band is on the South American leg of a reunion tour, told Chile's Mercurio newspaper in an interview published in October: "Look, the future President of Argentina would be good for one beer; yours (would be good) for four."

While it was not clear what Copeland meant with the comments, many Chileans took them to mean he found their first woman president, Bachelet, less attractive than Argentine president-elect Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who will be her country's first elected female leader.

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