Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Did Didn't Really Boo Palin
So it comes as no surprise that, instead of discussing Barack Hussein Obama, Junior's ties to slumlords, the MSM is preoccupied with hyping a non-factor that took place on Saturday at a New York Rangers - Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey game in Philly.
Will Leitch, writing at N.Y. Mag's Daily Intel, describes Saturday's event accurately:
As a general rule, sports fans do not like it when politics intersects with their games.
Which is why it’s always a shaky proposition for any politician to make an appearance at a sporting event. When Sarah Palin showed up to drop the first puck Saturday before the Rangers-Flyers game in Philadelphia, her very presence probably reminded fans of the economic crisis, or attack ads, or any number of things that they went to this hockey game to escape from. So she was booed. Partisans may make something out of this, but the audience just wanted to watch their game in peace. Plus, as we pointed out before, they’re from Philadelphia — they boo everything.
All told, Palin didn’t get it too badly. Dick Cheney suffered much worse when he emerged from his underground lair to throw out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game. Booing politicians is a bipartisan endeavor: Dubya got it, Bill Clinton got it, and, even though he’s a die-hard White Sox fan and even introduced legislation congratulating them on their World Series win, Barack Obama got some boos when he threw out the first pitch of Game Two of the 2005 World Series.
This is what Liberals concern themselves with...hockey fans booing? I guess that since the $800 Billion Dollar Bailout is now more than a week old the Libs have already erased it from their memory and are moving on to more important matters. Remember... Obama voted for the bailout which is what Bush wanted. Boo! Boo! Boo Obama! Boo!
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On a side note, the NHL ushered in its official season of the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night with the Wild winning 4-3, at home in St. Paul, over the Boston Bruins. More NHL jottings coming up later this week.
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