Hey McCain-Palin campaign: not to say “we told you so,” but in fact to say “HA HA TROLLOPS, we told you so,” Sarah Palin was not received well by Philadelphia hockey fans tonight when she dropped the ceremonial first puck at the Flyers’ season opener. Liberal gotcha journal the New York Times describes the chorus of boos as “resounding (almost deafening).” This video is staggering. We’re fairly certain that the arena music is turned up louder in a vain attempt to drown out the SONIC WALL of booing. [YouTube]

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  • sk1win

    I think we all saw this coming. Those Philly psychopaths booed Santa for fuck’s sake. Another great example of Walnut’s really high-level thinking.

  • itchnscratch

    A real hockey mom would have brought in cookies for the players.

  • tsunami

    i waited all day to see the reaction to palin. [sad life]

    it was worth the wait…she was roundly booed and this video doesn’t
    capture the sound as well as the msg tv feed.

    btw…months ago, when i first saw palin on wonkette, my first post was…
    “i’d hit that.”

    i’ve changed my mind.

  • RubberSoul

    Anybody have some clips of other ceremonial puck drops? I wonder if they always blast loud music during every one.

  • Gopherit v2.0

    Awww. No batteries No rotten fish? No bags of urine? Those fans weren’t even trying.

  • Kevpod

    They aren’t booing, they’re just yelling, “Troooopergate, Troooopergate!”

  • President Beeblebrox

    What did she expect? It’s Philly, where Flyers fans fight with players from the opposing team…

  • Crow T. Robot

    Boo-urns! Boo-urns!

  • Rev. Juan MessyCan

    Damn, I wish I’d been there! Although I don’t care a whit for hockey or Hockneyed Mom.

    On second thought, this is good enough for me. I knew there was a reason I loved you, Wonkette. You bring the Evil-Doers humilitations right into my home.

    As the financial world melts, I’ll have to make sure my hobo-condo fridgebox is close to a wifi node. (I might sell my ass, but I won’t sell my laptop! We all got our precious…)

  • mattbolt
  • hockeymom

    too bad ogee oglethorp wasn’t there to check her into the boards.

  • Nathalie08
  • kellygrrrl

    maybe elm or oak or willow, whatevs, the middle kid who hasn’t gaffed out yet – she should hightail it for So Cal or NYC and change her name. Get out while you can, girl

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    She said she brought the young un (not the mentally handicapped one) to prevent the booing. Guess that worked out as well as firing Moneghan & pretending she had a brain. I know nothing about hockey but whoo hooo hockey fans in Philadelphia.

    And thank you, Jim, for starting a new thread.

  • rocktonsammy


  • irisheyes

    [re=130725]RubberSoul[/re]: no…they were deliberately trying to drown out the 18,500 fans.

    God I love me some Broad Street Bullies!

  • graceless

    Well, at least she finally wore long sleeves…

  • astroprofeddie

    Philly is in the tank for Obama…. HELL YES!!
    Philly is going to bring home PA…..21 bitter electoral votes in your face moose girl

    I love living in the philly metro area :)

  • eatsshootsleaves

    I wish her kids weren’t so cute, so I could really enjoy the schadenfreude.

  • Rodney Badger

    She’s having a really good weekend.

  • irisheyes

    Meanwhile, over at the baked foxnews desk:

    Palin drops Puck in Philly to Mixed Reaction.


  • Undeterredbyreality

    AP describes it thus: “The Alaska governor and self-described “hockey mom” heard a few boos when she walked onto the ice, but that soon turned to polite applause as she headed to center ice with Mike Richards of the Flyers and Scott Gomez — from Alaska — of the Rangers.”

    The youtube version is unintelligible to me, so I have to ask–which is it, a resounding (almost deafening) chorus of boos, or a few boos that turned to polite applause. I hope & pray it’s the former.

    (But that just pisses me off that AP is such a suck-ass lame version of truth.)

  • Jim Newell

    [re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: Even factoring in the current state of that op-ed page, I see no logical way that any editor would let that be published. A Tennessee college student must have hacked it into the printers.

  • T-Bone

    I would have thought a hockey mom wouldn’t need so much help to drop the puck. Check that. I would have thought a semi-retarded human being wouldn’t need help to drop the puck. Particular one running for vice president. Though to be fair, she probably only spent a few days rehearsing.

  • Rodney Badger

    HA HA! Check out the Obama Biden signs in the background. It IS always sunny in Philadelphia. . .

  • tsunami

    tomorrow, i’m going to eat a cheesesteak in honor of the flyers.

    however, the giants are going to stomp the eagles twice this season.

  • smellyal8r

    [re=130729]Crow T. Robot[/re]: No, Smithers, they are actually shouting “booo”.

  • Worlds End

    I laughed for a good 5-10 mins.

  • smellyal8r

    [re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: The poor dear. She’s finally lost it. She’s been close all election season. Now, gone round the bend. Mo we hardly knew ye.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    What the hell is pregnant Bristol doing walking on slippery ice (is that the name of a Bon Jovi album)? Is she trying to fall & have a miscarriage so Bible Spice can get the sympathy vote? Come on…

  • Worlds End

    [re=130751]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Yes

  • smellyal8r

    [re=130742]irisheyes[/re]: I’m surprised they were that “fair” and/or “balanced”.

  • StrangelyBrown

    [re=130744]Jim Newell[/re]: I would say that “barracuda borealis” is almost cute enough to be clever, but I don’t believe in encouraging people in their delusions.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: Simple, that’s what happens when you change your font to Webdings or Wingdings.

  • hockeymom

    [re=130751]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: That’s not Bristol…it’s the next one, Hemlock, Sagebrush or whatever.

  • flhb

    Why’d she bring the knocked-up one and not the lil’ imbecile? Her handler must’ve had the weekend off.

  • mattbolt

    In West Philadelphia born and raised,
    At the ice rink was where I spent most of my days,
    Drinkin’ and cheerin’ and yellin’ some boo’s
    And fightin’ some Pen fans with my orange crews

    When this Republican chick,
    Who was up to no good,
    Tried to drop the puck in my neighbourhood,
    I threw in one little “boo”
    Secret Service got scared,
    They said “You’re movin’ with Achmed on first-class Gitmo Air”

  • rocktonsammy


  • teebob2000

    Best part is the giant Obama/Biden signs behind them in the crowd.

  • azw88

    How about her staring up at the jumbo-tron, watching herself on TV… and the Palin’s waved and smiled as the crowd booed. She is either thick skinned or just completely oblivious to what was going on around her…

  • azw88

    [re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: That would be putting Lipstick on pig-latin….

  • Worlds End

    [re=130751]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: 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!”

  • mattbolt

    Nice trenchcoat, Carmen Sandiego. How about, shit, I dunno, a hockey jersey? Like people normally wear for this sort of thing?

    Also, one of the related Youtube videos that flashed up at the end was the nWo Theme Song. Fuck, I forgot how awesome that was. Mid-presidency, I want Obama to schedule a press conference, then the feed from the White House press corps goes black and white and that music kicks in as Obama struts out in a torn t-shirt, shades and a week’s stubble and announces that from now on, he’s NWObama

  • HomoElectus

    what this video doesn’t show is that every member of the audience was the pal of a terrorist.

  • FreshCliches

    Sean Hannity whining that “The NHL is IN THE TANK for Obama!!” in 4…3…2…

  • bofm

    Well, Snowflake has outlived her usefulness to the RNC.
    The Crash and Obama’s crushing spread have made her whipping up of Da Base a liability. Now Walnuts is fighting to tone down the loonies that Snowflake was lashing into a frenzy just yesterday. She is on that last sad journey to the political glue factory. There is nothing sadder than a diva who is failing to dazzle anymore.

  • loquaciousmusic

    I cheered their booing.

    Wow. That’s deep.

  • Biker CRD

    I Love hockey fans, They don’t put up with this kind of BS.
    In MN watching the Wild Win!

  • HuskyMescan

    I feel sorry for her daughters Gif and Jpeg who she dragged with her as human shields. I bet she thought , who’d boo me with my cute daughters? Good ole American hockey fans, ya hairlip.

  • wrenchdevil

    I’ve never seen Philly fans be this kind. Compared to what usually happens at a Philly sporting event, that was a lovefest. She’s lucky they didn’t shower her with full cups of beer.

  • DoctorCulturae

    I heart Philly fans.

    Of course if she were at the Garden there’d be a tsunami of debris along with what I could only expect would be a torrent of the most colorful vulgarities.

    Du bist ein Philadelphian not.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=130764]Worlds End[/re]: I saw that article earlier. They didn’t seem to have any problem booing the little non-Down Syndrome child. I feel bad for the kids, but Bible Spice deserves every bit of shit that can be heaped upon her.

  • StrangelyBrown

    [re=130773]DoctorCulturae[/re]: I think you just called the Governor a “Philadelphian emergency”.

  • azw88

    Stay tuned to the Daily Show Monday night (or does he Celebrate ‘getting Lost on the way to India’ day too?)

  • Nathalie08

    the two O-B signs behind her make my weekend!

  • HuskyMescan

    [re=130772]wrenchdevil[/re]: I think that’s why she took her daughters with her. I’m surprised she didn’t take her daughter’s baby….oh, i her newborn out there as a human shield. Those AIP’ers know their terrorist tactics.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=130773]DoctorCulturae[/re]: The only correlation here in TX is when neurosurgeon Jessica Simpson shows up to cheer on her beau, Tony Romo (the Cowboys subsequently LOSE). Gawd, do Texans HATE Jessica Simpson, but she’d probably still get more votes than Bible Spice. It’s okay to be stupid, but not okay to be stupid & mean!

  • CooterMarie

    [re=130735]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Can you imagine the response if she hadn’t brought Sniper and Pistol to deflect some of the “Boos”? She might have had a wingnut-style angry mob on her hands and gotten pelted with Philly-cheesesteaks. Good thinking on her part. Of course, maybe she should have taken it a step farther and held up little Trigger as a human shield.

  • Dernyul

    We’re all Philadelphians now.

  • TeddyS

    Damn libruhl sports fans, abusing their power like that. From now on she only appears at sporting events between Liberty University pickup teams.

  • Undeterredbyreality

    [re=130778]HuskyMescan[/re]: “while it was within her constitutional and legal authority to surround herself with children while being attacked, it may have raised a few ethical questions…”

  • Dorje Drolo

    She’s quite the Honky, er, Hockey Mom

  • StrangelyBrown

    [re=130781]Dernyul[/re]: We’s all kindsa things.

  • stolichnayaaa

    They’re saying boooooarbie.

  • Weeping Jesus

    Gomez of the Rangers is from Alaska. I think the audio just barely catches the Flyers guy saying something to Gomez about wanting to check out Palin’s “crease”.

  • Worlds End

    Anyone read the new mudflats entry interesting.

    Also how the fuck is this legal?

  • gjdodger

    You know…those fans behaved just like George C. Wallace.

  • Fuel Injected

    [re=130763]azw88[/re]: exactly

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Philadelphia is a mostly Democratic city, right?

    Gov. Palin must be pretty brave to walk into an arena full of terrorist.

  • jagorev

    This is so perfect. I love you psycho Philadelphians.

    No new post on John Lewis’s RACIST ATTEMPT TO ROUSE A LYNCH MOB against John McCain?

  • Vanity Smurf

    Now the kids know that everybody else hates their awful mother too.

  • Rhinoplasty

    The whole thing about booing Santa is a bad rap. That Santa was drunk and stumbling around Franklin Field. ANYONE would have booed.

  • kellykapoor

    Hmm, anyone notice how the hockey player ON THE RIGHT cleverly avoids hand contact with Miss Palin? Nice move.

  • PigeonPoop

    We are all Philadelphia Flyers fans now

  • Ilikepigeons

    that bristol girl is not pregnant. take a good look.
    I think she had one of those Obama/Biden crazy abortions.
    Go Flyers!!!!

  • GinBomb

    You call that booing?

  • saridout

    that may be the saddest and most uplifting thing i’ve ever seen…

  • Gob

    What is hockey?

  • WadISay

    In my experience of Philly fans, they would have booed the Palin kids, even if mom wasn’t there.

    On a lighter note, I spent the evening with some lads from the band getting beered up at the Liffey, where the Wonkette crew is warmly remembered from the RNC. Apparently, you played the Replacements obsessively. Yeah.

  • Ilikepigeons

    [re=130788]Worlds End[/re]: thanks. I needed a new scandal
    to keep me going…

  • Ilikepigeons

    [re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: I think she said we could buy Iceland.

  • Jukesgrrl

    [re=130751]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: The Bon Jovi album is Slippery When Wet (you were close). And slippery or not, Bon Jovi (who owns the half of Philadelphia closest to Jersey) is in the tank for Obama, so he won’t be hawking his next CD on Fox.

  • Sassy McButterpants
  • TJBeck

    Seriously – this woman is so out of touch that she almost went jogging in Philly a couple weeks ago in a NY Rangers jersey.


    Go Phillies
    Go Eagles
    Go Flyers

  • springfield_meltdown

    [re=130799]Ilikepigeons[/re]: It isn’t Bristol the Pregnant. The older kid is Willow who is 14, I think, and probably hasn’t gotten knocked up yet because with all those moral values they wait till at least 16. The Palins are a classier kind of snowbilly.

  • azw88

    [re=130807]Sassy McButterpants[/re]: Not even Fox Sports gives it that rosy a picture… No, she was booed….

  • Beans

    I’m so surprised she didn’t have the look-I-didn’t-abort-this-retard prop baby but, as usual, the little kid would get stuck having to hold little Trigger. BTW–Even in OK, people don’t name their kids after Hollywood horses.

  • The Helvetica Scenario

    She killed. It was her evening. She was the star.

  • azw88

    [re=130811]Beans[/re]: Oh, there is no way she was taking trig on the ice… she was afraid she’d drop the kid and hold th puck up to her titties to suckle… Actually, I’d pay money to see that…….

  • tednugentslover

    [re=130803]WadISay[/re]: the Replacements stole Cat Scratch Fever and made it Gary’s Got a Boner. It mad Ted mad, until I told him that they gave him songwriting credit and he gets a royalty.

    And incidentally, I heard that in Alaska “dropping the puck” is a synonym for a teabag. That’s what I heard, anyhow.

  • azw88

    [re=130815]tednugentslover[/re]: So those aren’t wrinkles on Palin’s cheeks on the NW cover, they were scrotum marks due to Todd’s bad aim!

  • WithMySFValues

    Just got back from a friend’s gay wedding tonight where the gracious nice gays were far kinder in cocktail chitchat to Palin than would have been expected. Anyway, umm, I can’t hear the chorus of hate that I expected in this video. Damn. Effing YouTube in the tank as well?

  • Politicartoons

    I love that dramatic music. The soundtrack of the downfall of a major party has to be dramatic.

  • azw88

    [re=130817]WithMySFValues[/re]: Maybe they were still euphoric due to the recent nuptuals, weddings gay or straight tend to make people all giddy and shit.

    Or maybe they just love her fashion sense!

  • tednugentslover

    [re=130816]azw88[/re]: hmmm… scrotal track marks. An interesting theory. And now that you mention it, have you noticed that her mouth (when not giving an inspid grin) is set in a sneer with the right side higher than the left? Perhaps to offset the “left hangs lower” effect?

  • wellspring

    I feel bad for how completely Caribou Barbie is whoring out her kids. Pipewrench wearing a Flyers jersey tonight, and she was wearing a Reds jersey the other day. Which is it, kid? I just hope she can stick it out for another month before they let her go back to her budding career as a hair stylist out of the public eye.

  • HuskyMescan

    [re=130818]Politicartoons[/re]: For the republican party, I think the end rolling credits song should be the theme to the Benny Hill Show.

  • azw88

    [re=130820]tednugentslover[/re]: Could be, you know those tough outdoor types have balls of steel!

  • HuskyMescan

    [re=130820]tednugentslover[/re]: Hmmm, i think I saw this on CSI. I believe the tell tale are the white specks in the scrotal track marks area…Scrotum Talc.

  • dilhavarti

    Who let her out there? What an asshole.

  • azw88

    [re=130824]HuskyMescan[/re]: Folks wondered if sarah was shaved, not we must ask if Todd’s nutsack is shorn….

  • HuskyMescan

    [re=130827]azw88[/re]: I’m counting on the brave gotcha journalist that can get to the bottom of this.

  • azw88

    [re=130828]HuskyMescan[/re]: Yeah, why didn’t Couric ask Sarah, “Governor, do you drink from the hose?”

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=130815]tednugentslover[/re]: WTF? I love both those songs, and they aren’t remotely related.

    Also: Gary’s Got a Boner > Cat Scratch Fever.

  • soymocha

    [re=130771]HuskyMescan[/re]: Yeah, I don’t get how she subjected to her kids to that.

    Obama’s healthcare plan now includes the Palin Offspring Longterm Therapy Fund.

  • HuskyMescan

    [re=130829]azw88[/re]: Yeah, Couric dropped the ball on that one. Hahaha…uh..ahem. Well, at least we made a google hit here for “scrotal track mark palin” .

  • tinybubbles

    Well that’s what working moms do…they drag their kids all over the country and subject them to people who don’t see America like she does. Don’t you know it is sexist to suggest because she is a woman and a mom and a governor and a hunter and a hockeymom she shouldn’t make a public spectacle of and humiliate her children?

    Ohhhhhh, it’s because she’s an idiot that she shouldn’t make a public spectacle of and humiliate her children…my bad.

    Ya done good, Philly. Ya done good.

  • BillyT

    Palin brought her daughters especially the SEVEN YEAR OLD PIPER as her HUMAN SHIELD. How Sadaam Hussein of her!

    This ironically from her supporter station FOX NEWS:

    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!”

  • HuskyMescan

    [re=130831]soymocha[/re]: Human shields. She had to have known that there was a possibility that she was going to get booed or get stuff thrown at her.

    I hope Obama’s plan also includes short-term therapy for Palin Withdrawal Syndrome, we’re sure gonna miss her after Nov 5…seriously, Oldnutz made this campaign interesting by choosing her.

  • azw88

    Piper: Mommy, why are they booing you?

    Sarah: They are not booing me, dear they are saying “oooh” because they are soo Jealous of your good looks, Alaskan independent spirit and your wonderful maverickness.

  • amy amnesia

    i’ve never been prouder to be a philadelphia sports fan.

    of course, philadelphia sports teams rarely give me anything to be proud of…

  • facehead

    [re=130817]WithMySFValues[/re]: Palin is a total fag hag (not to mention a moose hag).

  • Rev. Juan MessyCan

    [re=130838]facehead[/re]: *fag-burning hag; **moose-sucking hag


  • Rev. Juan MessyCan

    As it was pointed out by someone else, somewhere (else?) that about the only thing we can trust about her is that she is biologically female… is it wrong for me to imagine that she pegs the First Dud anyway?

  • ellis

    Not okay for her to bring her children out into the spotlight like that. As if having her child around would be a shield against the boos. This woman just keeps exploiting her family left and right.

  • Hooray For Anything

    [re=130834]BillyT[/re]: She obviously knows nothing about Philly. Maybe it’s because she can’t see Philadelphia from her house.

  • gurukalehuru

    I know it’s OT, and I know it’s bad form (in civilized places, which is why I do it at Wonkette) to indulge in Schadenfreude over the death of a public figure, particularly an untimely and unexpected death, but Jeorg Haider is dead, and I’m happy about it.

  • helenaHandbasket500

    The MCFAILIN campaign is starting to remind me of DICK

  • EliteAfroChick

    People, that is not Bristol. That would be Piper. I wonder where K-Todd was but most importantly I wondered if the Guvnor peed on the lines to see if she is pregnant yet.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Shouldn’t they have had Russian players participate in the puck drop? After all, she is an expert on Russia.

    [re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: Apparently someone had a lot of stock in AIG, or someone hasn’t been laid in a very long time. I’m betting on both.

    [re=130776]azw88[/re]: Well, Stewart is Jewish.

  • druranium

    [re=130786]stolichnayaaa[/re]: BOOOOOOOO-Urns!
    Heh Heh Heh.

  • wade williams

    her daughters have already perfected that beauty contestant little hand wave….wow homeschool rocks!

  • Steeevyo

    They didnt boo Sarah.
    They booed Piper for inciting hate and violence at the rallies.

  • druranium

    Sarah Palin is a loser who gets booed at sports games.
    If there is a Jeesus, I think he really has a wonderful sense of humor.

  • Barack Like Me

    Here’s ya booing w/out the musical soundtrack:

    Boo! Yah!!!

  • njdon


    [re=130853]Barack Like Me[/re]: thanks.

    that hockey player should have done her on the ice.

    i woke up this morning visualizung a movie showing grandpa, little awful annie, and their cat in their old car with bad suspension and misaligned tires weaving their way across the country on the interstate. their destination as pointless as this comment.


  • accidental_tourist

    You can’t make this go away by saying they boo’d Santa and the Easter Bunny too. If they weren’t evil capitalist pagan symbols closely tied to witch doctors, they wouldn’t have been boo’d either.

  • jasonelias

    The boos are more than satisfying, frankly I haven’t heard anything like it. I love it.

  • superfecta

    I’m not often proud of out fair city’s sports fans, but today, we are all Flyers fans.

  • accidental_tourist

    Favorite campaign sign: Palin – I can see the end of your career from my house.

  • WestEdEd

    I, for one, am upset there was no “she’s a crack whore, clap, clap, clapclapclap” chant. I hope she handles a puck at a Cap’s game, if you know what I mean.

  • springfield_meltdown

    [re=130834]BillyT[/re]: I can’t believe that she is displacing the booing for her on to her poor child. Because the Flyers fans were so offended by young Piper’s spit fixing of her brother’s hair? Next she is going to say that they were booing that nice middle aged lady that won the contest. Palin is such an obvious narcissist and makes my skin crawl.

  • Larry McAwful

    The announcer wasn’t allowed to finish his sentence. He said, “The best-known hockey mom in the United States, Sarah, pallin’…” but they cut his mike before he could finish saying, “Sarah, pallin’ around with terrorists!”

    Anyway, it’s the middle of October already. What’s she doing, dragging those kids all over the country? Shouldn’t they be in school? At this rate, even Bristol’s gonna flunk Lamaze. They have school in Alaska, right?

  • chapka

    As a Flyers fan, I was disappointed in the relatively friendly reception Ms. Palin got at the Wachovia Center (soon to be the Wells Fargo Center, soon to be the HSBC Center, soon to be the People’s Five-Year Athletics Committee Center).

  • accidental_tourist

    Good article at comparing Obama and Palin rallies in Ohio.

    Obama came out, rolled up his sleeves, and talked economy for about an hour. He united his enthusiastic, respectful crowd.

    Palin made a rock star entrance and hung around for just under 30 minutes – long enough to
    throw out a few “terrorist,” “judgment,” “ambition” arrows. As for DHL shutting down 8,000 jobs in Wilmington, she said “we’re gonna do something about it.” Then got right back to the Barack attack.

    Get a load of her grand entrance to the rally – kinda makes Barry’s pillars in Denver look sparse.

    “Palin’s rally featured the more impressive entrance, with giant video screens showing the crowd the slowly turning campaign bus as it approached the cavernous inside venue. Finally, the fog machines hit high blast, the huge blue curtain parted, and the bus drove right inside the hall. As “Eye of the Tiger” blasted over the loudspeakers, Palin bounded on stage to a full-throated roar.”

    My dad was a huge McCain supporter at this time a year ago – dad’s got that whole war hero thing going on and folks were calling him a Maverick long before McCain even came on the scene. But even dad is shaking his head in disgust, listening to Obama with more of an open mind. Folks, this is HUGE.

  • dano

    Booing is the real reason people in Philly even go the sporting events, the game is only secondary. Hell, they used to boo Mike Schmidt for Christ’s sake! Palin’s campaign manager is clearly in the tank for Obama for letting her go out there. Anyone how knows anything about Philly could have told you this would happen. I’m surprised they didn’t rain garbage and rotten fruit down upon the ice.

  • ChrissMari

    So I was at a Phillies game and Andy Reid’s daughter was singing the national anthem and there was heckling about whether or not her brother could get various members of the crowd drugs/guns. They love Andy Reid too!

    I love Philly. I boo everything it’s great.

  • ChrissMari

    Also, srsly, they’d boo Obama too. Not because of any “this is hockey don’t make it political” statement or because they hate him… but because IT’S FUNNY TO BOO.

    Philly = best IRL Trolls EVAR


    Isn’t hockey a game about beating the opponent to a pulp? A curious sport for Bible Spice to embrace.

    A new McCain-Palin poster here:

    Notice the cheerful bunny skull and the embrace of the heavens.

  • Rush


    My dad has not voted for a Dem. pres. ever. He is also strongly considering Barry and thinks Palin has a low class family.

  • 4tehlulz

    [re=130867]MISTAHCOUGHDROP[/re]: Why? That’s what her brand of Christianity embraces, and she certainly has no qualms about using her power to crush her opponents. Hockey is the perfet game for her.


    [re=130869]4tehlulz[/re]: Mr. 4tehlulz, That’s a Christianity from the 11th century, well before hockey became a hit on cable TV (and the WWF, too!). There’s a neanderthal quality about Palin’s mindless bearhug of violence, and clearly McCain’s history of wrecklessness (see the Rolling Stone story here: ) makes warmongering a virtue.

    You are correct. She’s a hockey head who enjoys blood. We’ve not evolved much in 1000 years.

  • S. Cullen Bonz

    It was Santa? I thought they booed Santana after a bad “Black Magic Woman”

  • Clancy_Pants

    [re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: My head hurts… Here’s an early entry translating Sunday morning Dowd:

  • Monkey

    It is indicative of the absolute delusional mindset of that campaign that they think she would be well received, in Philadelphia of all places. There is no sports fan as low, crude, cruel and ignorant as the Philadelphia sports fan. And now they have a campaign to match them.

  • Kwame&#39

    Apocalypstick did not seem very warm to that Hockey Mom. She could barely stand to look at her, let alone touch her.

  • stew

    Mo Dowd–the DT’s have finally taken. See what you can do with this:

  • PJ

    To all Minnesotans:

    If you have moved and your driver’s license does NOT have your current address on it, you can STILL VOTE on November 4th if you do the following:

    On voting day, bring your passport and/or old license and one of the following with you to your polling place so you can register to vote on voting day:
    1. A utility bill with your name and current address.
    2. Someone who can vouch for you…that you live where you say you live.

    To all young Minnesotans: you can NOT just vote at ANY polling place. You must vote in the polling place designated for your current address. Go to this website to find your polling place:

    Love ya!

  • Scooter

    Maureen Dowd, having alienated 99.99% of her former fans, has now chosen to be unamusing in every language.

  • iolanthe

    [re=130724]tsunami[/re]: My husband said the same thing. First few times he saw her, it was “ROWR!”

    But not the sight of her just makes him queasy, and is about as erotic as roadkill. Especially when he has to listen to her, too.

  • civan93

    Drill Drill Drill!

  • shoeho

    I can’t believe the RNC or whomever is in charge of the Gov these days was stupid enough to let her do this. Philly fans pride themselves on booing. As much as I detest SP and all she stands for, I can’t help but feel sorry for the kids, especially the little one. She’s way too young to understand the “why” of the reaction.

  • Reefpilot

    Much better video here:

    Incredible. From the stands, about halfway up. The overwhelming booing is undeniable. Keep listening for chants of “asshole, asshole.”

    The boos just keep coming and coming. You can hear the music go up too, but from the stands, it doesn’t muffle it.

    I worked concessions at the civic center in Asheville NC for 3 plus years and the only boos I ever heard this loud were at a WWF event, when the bad guy wrestler hit the ring or cracked someone’s head with a steel chair.

    Speaking of which… yup should forget politics. She’d be a great heel for Vince McMahon, a new management type who screws the wrestlers and tries to fire them. And uses her own kids as human shields when she comes to the ring.

  • Fear of a Black Reagan

    [re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: I got six years of graduate training in Greek and Latin under my belt, and no. No I can’t.

    “Maureen, I knew Latin. I worked with Latin. And that, Maureen Dowd, is no Latin.”

  • Reefpilot

    Oh, also worked the majority of Asheville “Smoke” games when the hockey team was still in Asheville and saw a good number of their games. Granted, the Smoke is not the same venue or league as above, but I could see Russia from my window at the concession stand so I do know what I’m talking about.

  • jagorev

    [re=130883]Reefpilot[/re]: OMG, that’s perfect. I knew her personality and her whole act reminded me of something… and that something is a professional wrestling lady.

  • iolanthe

    [re=130751]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: That older girl isn’t Bristol, folks. That’s “Willow”, the forgotten middle child they loved so little that they gave her an almost-normal name (well … “normal” in that more than ten other people on Earth share it, including characters on Buffy and such.)

    Bristol is probably locked in a tower somewhere.

    Willow is, oh, 14 or 15. She is not yet pregnant.

    Like her big sister Bristol, Willow is principled enough to avoid pregnancy until her Senior Year in High School, after her eye settles on whichever big ol’ good-looking inbred high school thudhead she intends to permanently trap. These girls aren’t *sluts*!

    Two REALLY uncharitable thoughts:

    Willow (the teen there) inherited more than her share of the Family Ass, didn’t she?

    Speaking of good-looking inbred thudheads, I finally figured out who both Todd Palin and Levi Johnston (Bristol’s shotgun groom) resemble:

    L’il Abner! Check it:'l-abner-g.jpg

    It’s possible only folks of a Certain Age will appreciate this picture. Once, I looked like Daisy Mae. (Seriously! People used to tell me that when they were very very drunk!) Now I look just like Mammy Yokum (the diminutive matriarch with the corncob pipe and the very punk stockings.)

  • iolanthe

    [re=130809]springfield_meltdown[/re]: Oh, Jesus. I posted mine long before I saw yours re Bristol/Willow. We made exactly the same point, right down to “Shutcho mouth! these people have *class*!”


  • iolanthe

    [re=130827]azw88[/re]: BTW, I vote that from here on out, we call a totally shaved or waxed set of adult female genitalia a “John McCain” … as in “bald pussy.”

  • tinybubbles

    [re=130854]njdon[/re]: Hey I really like that visualization. Especially if the cat’s driving & his name is Toonces.

  • S. Cullen Bonz

    When Palin was a sportcaster she asked her producer if she could go up to Mystery, Alaska to interview the hockey team because they put up a good fight against the New York Rangers.

  • jagorev

    [re=130861]Larry McAwful[/re]: School is for liberal terrorists-in-training. I think these kids are homeschooled.

  • iolanthe


    Piper: Mommy, why are they booing you?

    Sarah: They are booing Mommy because they hate Jesus, Piper. It’s true.
    And one day you will grow to be a woman, my child, and when you have done so, *YOU WILL AVENGE MY HUMILIATION*, um … I mean, um … yeah … *JESUS’ HUMILIATION!*

  • gurukalehuru

    [re=130883]Reefpilot[/re]: Thanks for that. From the Huffpo video, which I’m guessing is the same one used by most networks, I thought, hey, no big deal.
    Glad to hear it was not exaggerated.

  • cheeto_jeebus

    maybe a little ot, but since new threads are scarce on weekends…More vid of John Wayne Gacy with a monkey doll outside of a Palin Rally has turned up.

    what’s up with his glasses? did he loose his and decided it was okay to wear mom’s?

  • ReverendGreen

    She’s gonna try to get Philadelphia fired!

  • donner_froh

    [re=130873]Clancy_Pants[/re]: a minor work of art particularly “Emerging from her tanning bed to the forests in Eskimo-land, now she is asking everyone who is the most traitorous, most ominous, most scurrilous, most dangerous lover of terrorists and criminals of Chicago? You betcha!

  • SayItWithWookies

    [re=130895]cheeto_jeebus[/re]: Pretty atrocious. On the other hand, if a 106-year-old Catholic nun living in Rome can decide to vote for Obama, maybe there’s hope for everyone yet:

  • Johnny Zhivago

    Those were boos of approval and affection, you America haters!

  • Texas2Step

    [re=130757]hockeymom[/re]: I think it’s Willow…. Or Oleander.

  • cheeto_jeebus

    [re=130900]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Heartening.

  • TeddyS


  • nurple

    Notice they said “best-known hockey mom”. I bleeve the press-release said “most famous hockey mom.”

  • soymocha

    [re=130883]Reefpilot[/re]: Wow. It’s unmistakably brutal from the stands. This is the video more sites should be posting.

    Still can’t wrap my mind around what McCain’s camp was thinking. It’s like a practical joke: “C’mon, Sarah! They’ll love you in Philly!” Later some staff members wrapped her toilet in Saran Wrap and scrawled “Ha ha, Maverick!” on her forehead while she was sleeping.

  • InKnockYouUs

    “ceremonial puck drops”–that’s what they call these events. You must be kidding me.

  • TGY

    Snow-bunny-on-ice can’t sing, can’t dance, can’t skate. What does she expect?

    Sure, she can drop a puck, but will anyone respect her in the morning?

  • springfield_meltdown

    [re=130900]SayItWithWookies[/re]: The nuns would be in the tank for Obama since they are associated with known terrorists. Some of them were arrested for civil disobedience for protesting wars, nukes, and torture etc. Oh and don’t forget teaching poor people in South America how to read and that they have rights! They are both domestic and foreign terrorists!

  • Scooter

    Natalie 08: I’m well steeped in languages and had little trouble reading and comprehending Dowd’s bizarro ‘Latinish’ remarks, but IMHO they are both stupid and unfunny. In other words, “Veni, vidi, vomeri.”

  • Seek

    [re=130845]gurukalehuru[/re]: Me too! Asshole Neo-Nazi. What is with the Austrians?

  • phillyhope

    as a lifelong flyers fan and philadelphia, i am so so proud

  • azw88

    [re=130890]tinybubbles[/re]: That would be ironic, since Johnny-Mac seems to have preferred The whole Brazilian look, even before it became popular!


    Widely quoted: “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!'” Unbelievable. Mid-splitting. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and just say, she couldn’t have said that.

    “Piper, honey, all these people hate you so much, ya know, it’s making mommy look bad. Maybe it’s because you’re so ugly. Maybe that’s why they were booing at you. Gosh darn it, you’re gonna make me lose the election, bein so ugly, ya know.”

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Hey, isn’t it true that every time Sarah Palin attends a puck drop, someone in her family gets knocked up?

  • Obama is my co-pilot

    To clarify PJ’s comment about registering at the polls in Minnesota on election day, you can have someone vouch for you but they must be registered to vote in the same precinct so grab a neighbor, any neighbor.

    Also for Minnesotans if you do not vote “yes” for the clean water amendment it counts as a no vote. We have been told we can not mention this on election day which seems totally nutty to me.

    Sarah Palin, even stupider than W.

  • phillyhope

    i love how she thought people wouldn’t dare boo if she brought her little daughter. you’re not in alaska no more, babe. booing small children has never phased us here.

    also we don’t boo just any pol that comes along. eddie rendell is our soul brother, and mayor nutter(a TERRORIST BLACK) got a standing ovation from the largely white, suburban crowd at phillies opening day

    also in the inquirer sports section today there was a long article interviewing barry about sports. he came through with flying colors-our boy knows a little somthin about ball. he said julius erving was his hero as a kid, which was an a-plus remark because doctor j is the WHITE WORKING CLASSES favorite black guy ever

  • Viva la Cynthia

    Aaaahhhhhh wow. That made my weekend. Thank you.

  • WadISay

    As someone once said of John Kruk back in the day, he was a player who represented his city well.

  • sarcasticusername

    @cootermarie: filthydelphia fans might be crazy/stupid but no way they’d waste a good cheesesteak on madame moosealini.

  • rocktonsammy

    People from Philadelphia are complete assholes. The town smells like urine. They have the dumbest sports fans and Rick Santorum, :wink:.

  • blader


    I’d hit Daisy Mae. Easy.

  • Baldeagle79

    Despite a rich tradition of Republicanism, alas Philadelphia is now a bastion of liberal ideology. We move an inch closer to pure democracy (mob rule) every election cycle.


  • President Beeblebrox

    [re=131115]rocktonsammy[/re]: Actually, Santorum is (allegedly) from the Pittsburgh area.

  • Larry McAwful

    [re=131137]President Beeblebrox[/re]: Yeah. And so am I. We’re not proud of our former senator, not proud at all. And it’s partly my fault, since I moved out of Pennsylvania for good in 1996, not voting him out in 2000, on account of my voting for Jon Corzine. But even though Senator Santorum declared himself a Virginia resident so he could send his kids to expensive private school, he was one of ours.

    Western Pennsylvania tried to give the Senate Ron Klink, but that failed. We haven’t tried since. We’ll see what happens in 2010, when Arlen Specter finally leaves the Senate and goes back to producing records full time.

  • Smoke Filled Roommate

    [re=131065]WadISay[/re]: Yeah, Kruk with his pine tar lumberjacky shit even before [that] was cool? Manny’s got a lot on his helmet, too. He must be ‘great’ because he’s in LA. Fucking Drama Queen.
    No one understands Philly sports fans– it’s a passion. If the passion tears into someone’s need for “civilized behavior”, then by all means, fuck them. For instance, I’ve lived in AZ for the past ten years and pay for Sunday Ticket just to see Eagles games.. And drum roll.. I’m a chick.

  • maggi

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    Are you ready yet for the November 4th Elections? How about your friends, family, and neighbors?
    More Americans are expected to vote this year than ever before in history, so don’t be left out! Be sure to ask everyone you know the following questions:
    • Are you registered to vote? If you moved recently, have you updated your voter registration?
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  • Schadenfried

    [re=131083]sarcasticusername[/re]: Except a Geno’s, Pat’s or the equally tourist-trappy Campos cheesteak. By all means, dig in Govenor.

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