Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Governor, her puck and a sample of that famous love from the city of Brotherly Love

Politicians traditionally have troubles when it comes to attending large sporting events, despite the best efforts to make the photo op work, it doesn't always go as organizers might hope.

Add in beer sales, a notoriously belligerent crowd at the best of times and a very nasty election race and well the potential for a few boos is always there.

America's highest profile hockey mom and the current Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States, Sarah Palin took part in the official puck drop at the Rangers/Flyers game Saturday night in Philadelphia.

Part of a celebration for winner of the Flyer's Hockey Mom promotion, which saw Governor Palin walk to centre ice with this years newly crowned Flyer's Hockey Mom and her daughter.

And while the Flyers did their best to drown out any kind of background noise (including their own PA announcer) with some of the loudest in Arena rock music, you could still hear more than a smattering of Boos as the Governor took her place to drop the ceremonial puck.

At least we think they were boos, perhaps in honour of the Governors's ability to stalk down and take care of Alaska's largest of wildlife, the Flyer fans were just serenading her with Mooooooooooooooose.

Cross posted from my HockeyNation blog.

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