Professor in Chief Barack Obama has been called a lot of things since he hit the national stage: Celebrity, elitist and even one who pals around with terrorists. But as his poll numbers come back down to earth, and an emboldened conservative movement sharpens its attacks, the label that seems to be sticking to Obama as much as any lately is that of professor. Speaking to Tea Party activists in Nashville last week, Sarah Palin did her part to keep the professor dig in circulation. They know we're at war, and to win that war we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee told a frenzied crowd. Obamas years on the University of Chicagos faculty have proven a double edged sword. While his supporters accept his higher education experience as evidence of a thoughtful pragmatism, the professor label has just as easily been used as a bristly brush, painting the president as an out of touch dreamer who formed theories in the Ivory Tower that cant be translated into concrete policies from the White House. News: Professor in Chief - Inside Higher Ed ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Intellectual Professor in Chief. If you call the Obama a professor .you are considered a racist. Aren't the liberals crazy? How many intellectuals pronounce it corpsmen? How many intellectuals think that there are 57 states? . How many intellectuals think that a breathalyzer is same as an inhaler? So...to you my lord, the Harvard graduate. Shall I fetch your slippers?