Just over a week ago, I pointed out (again) that, amongst others, Bob Dylan was overrated. My observation provoked this response from a Professor Geras of Manchester, a long-time admirer of the recordings of Mr Dylan:

Sock it to ’em, Damian. Next it’ll be that Bradman, Sobers and Warne are overrated as cricketers and J.S. Bach couldn’t hack it as a composer. Why, that Shakespeare guy? What a loser!

According to The Times:

…on a trip to Iraq in 1994, [George Galloway] told Saddam: “Sir, I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability. And I want you to know we are with you until victory, until Jerusalem.”

Armed with this quotation, last Friday the professor wondered aloud if Harold Pinter’s explicit endorsement of George Galloway further implied that Pinter endorsed Saddam Hussein.

For some reason these comments popped into my head again when I finally got round to reading this in the online version of Prof. Geras’s Daily Newspaper of Choice:

George Galloway has counted some controversial figures among his close acquaintances, but he doesn’t dare meet his hero: Bob Dylan. “I honestly think that Dylan is as good as Shakespeare,” says the Dundee-born leader of the Respect Party

Dylan? Overrated? Pshaw!

See you after the referendum on Iraq, Normski.