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One might expect a warm welcome in the ‘City of Brotherly Love,’ but fans at last night’s hockey game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers did not give Governor Sarah Palin, one of America’s most viral political icons on the Internet and self-proclaimed hockey mom a warm welcome. The boos were so loud that the music was cranked up to try and drown them out, despite flyers around the Wachovia Center that read: Flyers fans, show Philadelphia’s class and welcome America’s No. 1 hockey mom, Sarah Palin.
The fact that Sarah Palin was booed by Flyer fans regardless of cute little daughter Piper being in tow (who was waving and smiling in her Philadelphia Flyer hockey shirt) following along on the ice with her mother and Willow, was merciless jeering and will surely provide Bill O’Reilly with some fodder during the “Talking Points” section of the ‘O’Reilly Factor’. He’ll probably chastize Flyers fans for booing and give Sarah Palin a thumbs-up because she stood strong and smiled and waved at the crowd which was a good example for both of her daughters.
But Sarah Palin isn’t the only individual on the Republican ticket to be booed. Senator John McCain was booed at one of his own rallies last week when he defended Senator Barack Obama’s character.
Palin is expected to parody Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live soon and, if she was booed amongst a swing-state crowd, one can only imagine how she’ll be received among the liberal-leaning state of New York. My advice to Sarah Palin is to lay off the hateful Obama rhetoric and maybe you’ll receive a better reception from the SNL audience.