Is Obama A Geek?

Dan Sarewitz, a professor of science and society at Arizona State University, said calling Obama a geek is unfair both to the president-elect and geeks.

”He’s too cool to be a geek; he’s a decent basketball player; he knows how to dance; he dresses well,” Sarewitz said. ”It’s too high a standard for geeks to possibly live up to.”


From the NYT


  1. #1 Joel
    December 27, 2008

    Obama is way too cool to be a geek. No geek could ever say, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for” without busting out in laughter or lead a group of mindless twits chanting “Yes we can!” without dying from embarassment.

  2. #2 Tyler DiPietro
    December 27, 2008

    Something tells me he’s projecting…

  3. #3 rhett
    December 27, 2008

    you call this dancing? In any case, I am pretty sure that being called a geek is a compliment these days.

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