November 7, 2012


Bob Dylan's First Facebook Update Praises Barack Obama


As much as it pains us to imagine traditionalist Bob Dylan scrunched over a computer, Fanta 2-liter in hand, hunt-and-pecking away on his Apple IIGS while yelling 1950s-era insults at the monitor, it's still noteworthy to mention that Bobby D wrote his first personal Facebook post yesterday as the nation was voting for president.

Reiterating his comments Monday night to the AP that Barack Obama would win in a "landslide," Zimmy wrote on his page: "Here's pretty close to what I said last night in Madison. I said from the stage that we had to play better than good tonight, that the president was here today and he’s a hard act to follow. Also, that we’re not fooled by the media and we think it’s going to be a landslide. That’s pretty much all of it. - Bob Dylan"

Dylan and Obama have been pretty cozy this year. In May, Obama awarded Dylan the Presidential Medal of Freedom, given to "individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

Then again, if you don't like Dylan's comments, "all you evil motherf--kers can rot in hell."