I think this may be one of the sillier traditions foisted upon the President of the United States (And clearly the President thinks so as well.), but I post it simply because I think it is really cool that Obama gave a shout out to number cruncher extraordinaire Nate Silver.
Perhaps he should create a new post that could coincide with Bill Clinton's "Department of Explaining Stuff," only Nate's will be the "Department of Explaining Math to the Republicans."
You know the funny thing is that if Obama WERE to create such a cabinet position, the Republicans would filibuster their asses off to keep Nate Silver from getting the appointment. Not exactly Nate Silver fans, don'tcha know?