Arenas has decided to show his permanent support of President-elect Barack Obama with a tattoo. Arenas had the words “Change We Believe In” tattooed onto the fingers of his left hand in cursive writing. Then, Gilbert showed the outside of his pinky finger, which had “44” inked on it.
Granted, that’s kind of weaksauce compared to this, but obviously anytime that you’re getting a tattoo, you’re making a permanent statement about whatever you’re getting inked. So does that mean Gilbert’s had a change of heart? Kind of, but not exactly:
For a player who said he wasn’t even going to vote just three weeks ago, Arenas changed his apolitical stance quickly — and dramatically. Arenas said on Saturday that his previous comments about not voting because he was afraid of having higher taxes were “a joke that nobody got.” He added that he always planned on voting for Obama but was waiting to find the right reasons.
“I wasn’t going to sit there and wing it for no reason,” Arenas said, “Like oh yeah, he’s black so I’m voting [for him]. I could’ve said I was voting for [John] McCain because he’s from Arizona and went to all the games.”
This could be a case of Gilbert’s revisionist history, but at this point I can’t even really speculate. I think the best thing that we can all do at this point is nod and smile and pretend to understand what’s going on.