Posts Tagged ‘Nerds!’
Americans like to imagine that their leaders are the cool kids: from JFK’s touch football to Dubya’s cheerleading, we want a cool president who is immune to political wedgies. People voted for Obama because under that cerebral exterior, he smoked cigarettes and played basketball, and when you threw in Michelle’s arms and Rahm Emanuel’s Kenickie-shtick, it was assumed that he could be transformed in the Democatic Fonzi.
Then, just a few days ago, this photo of Presidential Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was snapped, revealing the true depths of Geekdom at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave:
That’s right, the man who represents the world’s most important man is reading The Star Wars Pop-Up Guide. Oh sure, Gibbs claimed the book was for his son, but then how do you explain this photo of a certain press secretary in a Darth Vader costume???
NERD! By openly revealing their inner nerd the Obama administration is almost certainly emboldening GOP opposition. Note to B-rack: wanna know why the Bush administration got so much horrible horrible stuff done? Because Dick Cheney didn’t dress up Darth Vader, that man fucking WAS Darth Vader.
Get what I am saying? You can privately call yourself the Rebel Alliance for blowing up the Health insurance Death Star, but for the love of God don’t publicize it!