Wil Wheaton Secretary of Geek Affairs!!!
Paulandstorm.com held a competition in honor of our “first geek president” Barak Obama. The goal was to appoint a Secretary of Geek Affairs to the cabanit. What are the duties of this prestigious position you may ask? Well, I’ll let the good folks at Paul and Storm answer that:
Only time will tell. Maybe they’ll just be a figurehead, sent to represent the government at cons, beta releases, and gaming tournaments across the country. Or perhaps they’ll provide a larger vision for greater geekdom, encouraging and fostering the careers, hobbies, and memes that are the lifeblood of our nation.
But in general terms,
- Advise the POTUS on matters concerning, affecting, and/or of interest to geeks (as well as nerds and similar constituencies);
- Implement POTUS policies generated by first responsibility; and
- Act as liaison on POTUS’ behalf between the greater U.S. geek community and other national and international stakeholders.
- Not required to be a U.S. citizen, because we say so.
Sounds cool. And who is the person deemed most qualified? Wil Wheaton of course!
He happens to be my Geek idol. I grew up wishing Wesley Crusher was my big brother. No offence to my real brother but Weasly was more of a geek like me.
I wonder if the new SecGeek needs any aids? Hey, Wil if you do you’ll let me know right?