Oh dear, a bit of a puck-up.
When Sarah Palin dropped the ceremonial first puck at the Flyers’ opener on Saturday night at the Wachovia Center, she was greeted by resounding (almost deafening) boos. Ed Snider, owner of the Flyers, had her introduced to the crowd more as a hockey mom than as the Republican candidate for vice president. She was flanked by Scott Gomez, the Rangers center, and Mike Richards, the Flyers center.
While Philadelphia fans are known for not being shy about voicing disapproval,
the question has been raised — including by me in an earlier version of this post — whether the appearance was appropriate at a sports event like this. (writes Lynn Zinser of the New York Times.)
The Wilmington News Journal says:
...it seemed like there was an avalanche of boos when she walked out -- boos that were almost immediately drowned out by blaring, bombastic music.There is no doubt in my mind that that the music was ordered up to help tamp down what could have been an even more embarrassing moment.The weirdest part of it was that Palin, who had to know she was going to be booed, walked out with her cutie pie 7-year-old daughter, Piper.Why do I have a feeling that poor Piper will be discussing being booed by thousands with a therapist in about 10 years?