Wednesday, April 08, 2009

More Bad News for President Obabma

Folk/Rock music legend Bob Dylan gave Barack Obama a ringing endorsement last summer. Today Dylan says Obama is just another politician:
In an interview to be published on Dylan’s website today, the hero of 1960s counterculture seems to have cooled on the prospects of the recently elected American leader. Asked if he thought that Mr Obama would make a good president, the singer said that he had no idea. He added: “Most of those guys come into office with the best of intentions and leave as beaten men. Johnson would be a good example of that . . . Nixon, Clinton in a way, Truman, all the rest of them going back. You know, it’s like they all fly too close to the Sun and get burnt.”
This interview is apparently from Dylan's own website so you know he had complete control of what he wanted to say. I'll admit he could be a lot more harsh, but, when you compare this to his ringing endorsement from the summer Obama's gotta be disappointed:
“We’ve got this guy out there now who is redefining the nature of politics from the ground up . . . Barack Obama. He’s redefining what a politician is, so we’ll have to see how things play out. Am I hopeful? Yes, I’m hopeful that things might change. Some things are going to have to.”
Oh, and the president's adoring fans in Europe seem to be getting prematurely tired of this guy too. Iain Martin asks, "Isn't it time for him to go home yet?"

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