John Hodgman on Obama the nerd

Via harpersnotes: Hodg-Man himself assesses President Obama’s nerd credentials at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Dinner. And it is awesome.

Essential companion reading: Sarah Vowell’s essay “The Nerd Voice” (in The Partly Cloudy Patriot, Simon and Schuster: 2003), which captures exactly the jock-ness of the Bush Administration, and the very nerdy reasons why Al Gore is not our first modern nerd president.