Tuesday, April 28, 2009

POTUS and the importance of being... "hip"?

For Obama, hipness is what it is
During his first 100 days as president of the United States, Barack Obama revealed how different he is from all the white men who preceded him in the Oval Office, and the differences run deeper — in substance and style — than the color of his skin.

Barack Hussein Obama is the nation’s first hip president. [...]

I often cringe when I hear an adult use that word. I thought only high school kids cared about being "hip". You forgive them for their silliness, because you know they are young and foolish and you expect that they will grow up into adults. But it seems like some people don't grown up after all.

That might go a long way in explaining why the last presidential election was conducted with as much seriousness as a high school popularity contest. Some might even say that we have a high-school government. Oh well.

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