Saturday, October 11, 2008
The Boo Birds
So, how did Philadelphia Flyers fans greet Sarah Palin, who was on hand tonight for the ceremonial puck-drop?
Watching on Comcast, 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?
News Journal reporter Adam Taylor was there. Here's his report.
UPDATE: Here's some video with better sound.
UPDATE II: From Fox News. Palin pretty much admits to using her daughter as a shield. Hockey Mom? How about Creepy Mom?
"The GOP Vice-Presidential nominee said at an earlier fundraiser that she would stop some of the booing from the rowdy Philadelphia fans by putting her seven year old daughter, Piper in a Flyers jersey. She said, 'How dare they boo Piper!'"