Friday, October 10, 2008

Loathsome human beings

Sarah Palin and Flyers fans, who else?

From the Flyers press release: (Via Puck Daddy)

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the nation's most popular hockey mom, will join the winner of the Philadelphia Flyers regional search for the "Ultimate Hockey Mom" contest and drop the puck at the ceremonial opening face-off as the home team Flyers host the New York Rangers at the Wachovia Center on Saturday, October 11 at 7 p.m.

"Because of the tremendous amount of publicity she has brought to our sport, we invited the most popular hockey mom in North America to our home opener to help us get our season started," said Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider who founded the Flyers in 1967. "We are very excited she has accepted our offer and we are very proud of the publicity she is generating for hockey moms and the sport of hockey."

I'd like to know where they got most popular hockey mom out of national punchline, but whatever. And while it's fun to compare the similarities between the Flyers fans and Sarah Palin (their mindless stupidity, their uncanny ability to distort facts(See the update), or their team's willingness to cheat in order to secure a victory), I'm not expecting a lovefest when she drops the puck. In fact, I'm thinking that letting a politician attend a Philadelphia sports event has to go up there with the dumbest moves a campaign can make.

This can go two ways. If she gets booed, we can all laugh at the McCain campaign for sending her out there, and if she doesn't get booed, well then the Flyers fans are even bigger assholes than we thought they were! So basically, it's a win win. You Betcha!