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Go to bed, Josh.

Posted by Paulus | October 25, 2006 2:02 AM

I'm fast asleep Mr. Paulus. I future stamped this post to post.

Posted by Josh Feit | October 25, 2006 2:18 AM

The Esquire article was the best I've seen to date about what is at stake in these elections. My only hope is that a Democrat-controlled Congress would be keen on actually taking action on key issues, as opposed to following the same model.

Posted by bma | October 25, 2006 6:58 AM

Gilbert Arenas is a very good player and scorer, and certainly a star. However, his PPG numbers are vastly inflated by being the only Wizards player who's a consistently good scorer. Many good players on bad teams have made entire careers out of being THE go-to guy in a cast of jokers.

Posted by Gomez | October 25, 2006 7:31 AM

Your puerile little snark against Jim McDermott has been noted. Run along home, little boy, and take your nappie. Tomorrow is another day to play at being a journalist.

Posted by ivan | October 25, 2006 7:48 AM

Rember kids, crack kills

Posted by StrangerDanger | October 25, 2006 7:56 AM

I was really impressed with the article on the election. They really did their homework. I also enjoyed the nine worst and nine best in Congress.

Posted by Charlie | October 25, 2006 8:03 AM

were you drunk when you wrote this (almost 2am)? just channeling your inner jock?

Posted by wf | October 25, 2006 8:26 AM

Yo -- just read the Esquire yesterday, and yeah, the election preview was fantastic.

Josh: Even the most pedestrian basketball fan knows that Mr. Wade spells his first name "Dwyane."

Posted by horatiosanzserif | October 25, 2006 8:29 AM

Uh-huh. So Josh, you’re saying that you wish you had not endorsed Jim McDermott, one of the only Dems to have the courage to speak out against the Bush Administration when all the others were jumping at the sight of their own shadows? (They still are, by the way.)

This is why Republicans win elections: They have party unity which voters see as strength. Voters have proven over and over again that they would rather vote for someone who’s strong and wrong than someone who’s nuanced. It’s a pitiful commentary on the mental capacity of American voters, but it’s a fact of life.

It’s time for us to close ranks and win this so we can make this country a better place.

Posted by Andrew | October 25, 2006 8:49 AM

Thank you. Dwyane it is.

But Gomez, you're about 100% wrong. For the last two years, Arenas's Wizards have had the top-scoring trio in the NBA. In 2005-2006 it was Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison (20.5) and Caron Butler (17.6) ... and in 2004-2005 it was Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison, and Larry Hughes. The Wizards traded Hughes to Cleveland after the 04-05 season. And guess what: Alongside LeBron James, Hughes's scoring average dropped. With Gilbert Arenas and the Wizards, Hughes PPG was 22.0. With LeBron James and Cleveland, he averaged 15.5.

Posted by Josh Feit | October 25, 2006 9:27 AM

Oops, then. Fair enough, though I want to see Arenas take the Wiz deeper into the playoffs more routinely.

Posted by Gomez | October 25, 2006 10:40 AM

Do you mean excerpt instead of expert? If not, I'm not sure what the heck you mean.

Also, Gilbert rules.

Posted by GGG | October 25, 2006 1:20 PM

yeah, I meant excerpt. It was late.

Posted by Josh Feit | October 25, 2006 2:52 PM

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