Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ovie Named 48th Most Powerful Person in DC in GQ's Top 50

From the magazine's Politics section:

48. Alexander Ovechkin
Hockey Player, Washingon Capitals

As a cliché-prone poet once wrote, Washington loves a winner, and no local sports team these days wins nearly as often as the Caps. And no one in the entire NHL scores goals with the brutal frequency of Alexander Ovechkin. Which means he's something of a hero around town: In 2008, Mayor Fenty awarded him a key to the city. (Other honorees during the mayor's term: Nicolas Sarkozy, the pope.) More politicos are starting to cotton to him, too. David Gregory is a regular at the Verizon Center, while John Kerry and Joe Lieberman show up when they can. Earlier this year, Ovechkin even got a shout-out from Obama during the president's trip to Russia: "As a resident of Washington, D.C.," he said, "I continue to benefit from the contributions of Russians—specifically, from Alexander Ovechkin."

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