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Gilbert Arenas Discusses Sarah Palin and Joe Biden

Gilbert, being non-crazy. (By Steve Helber - AP)

Just a few minutes ago, I posted about how the past 24 hours have neatly summed up the Arenas Era in D.C.: costly injuries, pop-culture infiltration, pure goofballery and searing honesty. But I forgot one key item: cover-your-eyes LOL craziness coming from the leader of the circus. And, even using the standards of Gilbert's Crazy Meter, this next one was pretty much an 11.

SLAM Online posted a lengthy Q&A with Gilbert this morning, and while it's all amazing, the political discussion is where the super amazing happens. Parts of it are too tasteless for me to quote here, but among other highlights, he calls himself "a demon player," chooses porn over video games, says Star Jones "has a Rottweiler's head on a Doberman Pinscher's body," says of Sarah Palin that "from what I can tell she's a moron," and says Hillary Clinton would "have you assassinated at any minute. She's just ready to get in there and push the button."

Which led to this epic exchange:

SLAM: Speaking of politics, it looks like you've been replaced on the Obama/Arenas ticket by Joe Biden. How do you feel about that?

Gil: With who?

SLAM: Joe Biden.

Gil: Joe Budden?

SLAM: Joe Biden.

Gil: That's the problem, I don't even know who he is.

SLAM: You don't know who Joe Biden is?

Gil: No.

SLAM: He's Obama's running mate.

Gil: That's what I'm saying. I don't know who he is. I'm the only Vice President cause I was the original Black President. So when Obama came into office, I said "I'll slide aside, let him be in command and I'll be his sidekick."

No, that doesn't help heal Haywood's wrist or Jamison's knee or Arenas's meniscus, but it can at least mildly help heal the souls of trodden-upon Wiz fans. Those who don't work for Hillary or Palin, anyhow. Read the full interview here.

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 8, 2008; 2:36 PM ET
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What an Idiot and he is overrated Fire EG

Posted by: Anonymous | October 8, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

From what I can tell, he seems like the Moron here

Posted by: Paul S | October 8, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

I like him less and less each day. Nice, Gil.

Posted by: Ugh | October 8, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I don’t think that it’s moron(ish) – referring to the things he said, because everyone is entitled to their own opinion right? The interview questions themselves though kinda tanked him…I mean it’s great to have more “loose” type of questions, but politics [related]…The questions were like personal discussions that you’ll have with friends or something, not the world. Showing personality is great, but with how some people in this world are (i.e. people who’d think he’s a moron), questions like that could also hurt a person('s reputation) too, especially if there’s already a microscope on you. But, hey, that’s just what I think…

Posted by: Bridge | October 8, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Wow, people "up here" need to buy a vowel and a sense of humor.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 8, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Arenas can be an idiot, but moron? Gotta laugh at the guy, that's all this kind of stuff from him is good for.

Posted by: somethingbettertoread | October 8, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Sorry to you posters who don't like me saying Gil is a moron.

But in my book, thinking you know enough about a Governor/VP candidate to call them a Moron, while not even knowing who the other Senator/VP candidate is = Moron

I still like his game though--when he's not injured.

Posted by: Paul S | October 8, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Best part of that interview:

SLAM: What do you know about Sarah Palin?

Gil: That she’s a female Bush. Retarded. I’m not that into politics, I try to stay away until things get closer. But just from what I can tell she’s a moron.


Posted by: Chief Clancy Wiggum | October 8, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

On top of that, Joe Budden is just a sub-par rapper.....but I'm not sure that has anything to do with anything.

In some bizarro world, someone is confusing Gilbert Arenas with Bruce Arena.

Posted by: | October 8, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." --Abe Lincoln

Gilbert, you're a tool.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Yea, I think Gil is crazy. Crazy as a fox. I don't for one minute believe that Gil does not know who Biden is. See, Gil really doesn't care what people think of him and that is why he says things off the cuff. To get a rise or reaction out of people. Don't for one minute think this guy lacks intelligence. I don't buy it one bit. Anyone that can read and understand contracts the way he does is no dummy.

Loved the joke about Palin. My sentiments exactly. She is like a female version of Bush! Strong,Wrong and Arrogant!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

He might not be the VP nominee - but he's still the king of shtick. Love it.

Posted by: Kev | October 9, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

if you read the Biden comment in context, it's obvious that he knows who Biden is...that wasn't his point. His point, for those of you who take things way too literally, was that he should've been the VP b/c he was the Black President. If he's not the VP, nobody else matters...thus, he doesn't know Biden. Geez, guys. Gil is entertaining and often a clown, but he's not dumb at all. In fact, to play the clown to the extent that he sometimes does, you have to be pretty darn smart. Give the guy some credit...and lighten up.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Hey Anonymous, I agree with you. The people in DC sometimes have their panties all in a bunch. I love Gil and I get him. I really do.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Um, there's somewhere in the world where people DON'T have their panties in a bunch from time to time?

Posted by: Arlington Pimp | October 9, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

yeah, i got it - he definitely knew who Biden was. lighten up.

Posted by: gowiz | October 9, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

This is racist.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 10, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: B.A. | October 11, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

lmao. love the palin joke. nice one gil!

Posted by: liz | October 13, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

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