Sarah Palin Booed at Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Opener … Don’t Worry Sarah, They Booed Santa Claus Too & Injured Football Players


The City of Brotherly Love huh?

The City of Philly has still never learned any lessons from that fateful October day in 1999 when a city lost its collective soul.

The City of Philadelphia shows once again what it is made of. Last night at the Flyers home opener, Sarah Palin, Willow and her 6 year old daughter Piper were resoundingly booed by the Philadelphia Flyer faithful. So much for class and respect. However, what exactly did anyone expect? It’s Philly, as Hot Air states … at least she made it out alive. Any one knows who has attended a sporting event in Philly and rooted for the away team knows they are taking their life in their hands.

Honestly, what would have anyone expected from Philly fans who in the past booed Santa Claus and threw snow balls at him?  However, nothing was worse in the history of sports fans than the disgusting behavior shown by Philly fans when  Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irving suffered a neck injury in old Veterans Stadium. The Philly fans actually cheered as Michael Irving lay motionless on Veterans Field.


“I couldn’t believe they cheered when Michael Irvin got hurt,” said Donovan McNabb, the team’s No. 1 pick who was nearly booed off the stage by Eagles fans attending the draft. “You don’t know what to expect from them.”

Many fans in the crowd of 66,669 cheered when they realized Irvin was hurt, and again when paramedics wheeled a stretcher onto the field. Many also cheered respectfully when he was placed in an ambulance, but the damage was done.

“Some people need to grow up and find some inner peace, because there is no peace in watching somebody suffer,” said Irvin’s teammate, Emmitt Smith.

“This, in terms of bad taste, was as bad as it gets,” said Mayor Edward Rendell, an avid sports fan.

We are reminded by The Gateway Pundit that all week we have heard liberals and the MSM talk about how mean Republican campaign stops have been.

The New York Times wishes to make excuses for the rude or boorish behavior of Philly by stating that the appearance was not appropriate. Funny, politicians go to sporting events all the time and the fans whether they support the candidate or not at least act with some class. I do not remember the NASCAR crowd acting with such ill-mannered behavior. If NASCAR fans had ever booed Obama and his children the MSM would have called them racists and a modern day lynching.

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.

I do have to take exception and question the McCain/Palin campaign as to what the hell they were thinking in having Sarah Palin with her two daughters go into Navy Blue Democratic territory like Philly where their fans have always been nothing short of rudely insane. Did they think Sarah was gong to be cheered?


NYT Pulls Misleading Account of Palin Puck Dropping Ceremony

The boos may have been exagerated; however, there were still boos.

In her original post Zinser exaggerated the boos by the crowd, attacked Flyers owner Ed Snider for inviting Palin to the event and appears to have fabricated the discomfort felt by NHL players Scott Gomez and Mike Richards.

That account has since been changed. Somewhere along the line Zinser gutted the original article and replaced  it with a new one that came a bit closer to reality.

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    32 Responses to “Sarah Palin Booed at Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Opener … Don’t Worry Sarah, They Booed Santa Claus Too & Injured Football Players”

    1. caesu on October 12th, 2008 1:12 pm

      A carpet was laid down and Palin, dressed in a beige trench, walked on to the ice joined by her daughters Willow and Piper. 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!”

      Her secret weapon may have worked. The crowd in this staunchly Democratic city –visited today by Barack Obama—gave Palin mixed reviews. There were audible boos over the very loud music and some in the crowd had their thumbs down, but there were also many people clapping and cheering the GOP Vice-Presidential nominee.

      so she using her 7 year old daughter as a shield, a secret weapon now??

      at least Palin isn’t trying to hide anymore that she is using her children for political gain.

    2. Fire Fox on October 12th, 2008 1:56 pm

      Sarah Palin is a joke, that isn’t all that funny. Her talk of being a soccer mom or a hockey mom in a world of Joe-Six-Packs…

      While she would have many of you believe that being a mom consist of ‘going’ to the games, everyone knows that its’ being in the game that counts.

      Sorry, Sarah, you lose…


    3. memphis on October 12th, 2008 2:18 pm

      LOVE her!!! :)

    4. memphis on October 12th, 2008 2:55 pm

      LOVE her!!

      I think she is one sharp lady.

    5. on October 12th, 2008 4:31 pm

      There you go again fire fox! All those kids playing soccer all over the world would beg to differ with you. If Mom (or dad) didn’t come to those soccer games, kids would be terribly hurt and disappointed. It takes a very special Mom to not only get the kids to the games, but stay there and support them.

    6. on October 12th, 2008 4:41 pm

      oops! Barack Obama, more of your relationships are showing up.

    7. Diane on October 12th, 2008 4:59 pm

      At least they are not yelling terrorist or kill her at them.
      2 ethically challenged candidates on 1 ticket that claim they want to change Washington.

      I don’t think it will happen, they will just bring more of the same!

    8. Maggie on October 12th, 2008 5:59 pm

      This woman is cuckoo..and clearly,,they aren’t above lying to get what they want.. Just what Washington needs more of.

      From: PR Newswire for Journalists
      To: Riner, CorbettSent: Sun Oct 12 16:56:58 2008
      Subject: ACORN Response to Senator McCain’s Smear Ad

      ACORN Response to Senator McCain’s Smear Ad

      WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — ACORN President Maude Hurd released the following statement today in response to the McCain campaign’s new ad claiming that, among other things, ACORN is responsible for the mortgage crisis:

      “For almost a decade, ACORN, a community organization of 400,000 families in neighborhoods across the country, has been fighting against the predatory lending practices that have robbed our members of their homes, destabilized neighborhoods, and roiled the global economy.”

      “In his newest ad, John McCain’s campaign bizarrely claims, “ACORN forced banks to issue risky home loans, the same types of loans that caused the financial crisis we’re in today.” Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, ACORN has worked successfully to help working class families get good home loans on fair terms from legitimate banks and has fought vigorously against predatory lenders who have ripped off families in our communities. These predatory loans caused the crisis.”

      “For more than a decade, ACORN members have held protests, released reports, and advocated for regulations to protect homeowners from predatory lenders. ACORN organizers and volunteers have been working day and night to help victims of the GOP economic meltdown to save their homes from foreclosure. In fact, ACORN has brought class action lawsuits against several predatory lenders, and has lobbied the Federal Reserve and Congress in support of regulations against predatory lending. ACORN has even been successful in convincing many lenders to treat homeowners more fairly and help families be able to make their mortgage payments and save their homes.”

      “Unfortunately, the Bush administration and Congressional Republicans like John McCain have blocked the sensible regulations that ACORN and others proposed that would have averted the mortgage meltdown. If John McCain thinks that community organizers caused the foreclosure crisis, he knows even less about the economy than previously thought.”

      “John McCain and the Republicans are desperately trying to shift the blame for the economic crisis they caused with a philosophy of deregulation and indifference to homeowners. All the grainy footage and creepy music in the world can’t cancel out some simple, basic facts, and the facts about the economy are not on John McCain’s side.”

      Source: Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)

      CONTACT: Brian Kettenring

      First of all, deregulation didn’t cause it..they were being regulated..second of all… it was the democrats who blocked it,tightening up regulation, its on tape,third of all they have been under investigation for years for fraud..and they operate on tax payers money..John McCain didn’t block regulation nor did Bush.. They are under investigation in about 13 states.

    9. Maggie on October 12th, 2008 6:00 pm

      plus 38 democrats vote for deregulation and the vote was 90-8 for.

    10. Maggie on October 12th, 2008 6:50 pm

      More than 30,000 Florida felons who by law should have been stripped of their right to vote remain registered to cast ballots in this presidential battleground state, a Sun Sentinel investigation has found.

      Many are faithful voters, with at least 4,900 turning out in past elections.

      Another 5,600 are not likely to vote Nov. 4 — they’re still in prison.

      Of the felons who registered with a party, Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one.,0,3762352.story

    11. Richard on October 12th, 2008 8:48 pm

      I wanted to point out that the account I read said that boos and cheers were about equal.

      Heaven forbid that media bias interfered with reporting the facts!

    12. Maggie on October 12th, 2008 9:04 pm

      Richard for sure the old days of actual news without it are gone.. that’s why their ratings are so low.. Women’s groups are a joke to me. Watch this video of a McCain March in Manhattan.. What a low clASS bunch of people on the side.. and they want to comment about Sarah Palin? Sarah should feel honored she don’t belong to that group of classless bunch.. They must be following Obama’s giving the finger to Hillary in front of a bunch of kids..theme.

    13. on October 12th, 2008 10:09 pm

      Maggie: that article is wrong (I think you know that). ACORN is the one fighting for forcing banks to loan money based on people’s welfare and unemployment benefits! ACORN was the one insisting banks make loans they normally would not make. ACORN called it “racism” because many of the unemployed or those on welfare were minorities.

      Regulation my foot: Yes, there was suppose to be regulations on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac but Chris Dodd and group, who had oversight, weren’t listening when Republicans told them the 2 F’s were out of control. The Democrats fought against any additional oversight of the 2 F’s.

      Fascinating how people can write “stories” and twist the facts any way they want. Unfortunately, some people will believe it because its in print instead of actually checking out the facts, listening to the congressional hearings with Walters, Frank and Dodd blowing every warning off.

    14. on October 12th, 2008 10:11 pm

      Diane: Guess you missed Michelle’s list of just a view of the liberals’ rants.

      This doesn’t even get into wishing Chaney would die or that Bush would get killed while visiting troops in Iraq.

    15. on October 13th, 2008 12:48 am

      Apparently, more Democrats than Republicans were at the game!

    16. bobcat on October 13th, 2008 6:35 am

      Does anybody who writes about philly fans booing ever actually investigate what they write. The forty year old story of a drunk poorly dressed santa claus who got one snowball thrown and heckled has become over glorified. But everyone who writes a story about philly has to add it. palin at the game, which i was at, was more cheered than booed and by the way the vast majority of philadelphians are democrats. I will agree that the few people who booed Irvin were completely wrong. But this was also overblown it was not the majority of the stadium. There is one thing that will never happen in philly, people sitting on thier hands watching a game we are vocal and into every game with a passion.

    17. NJ Mom on October 13th, 2008 7:08 am

      When you pay $200 for a decent seat at game, you don’t want to be part of a captive audience for a political stunt by a major Republican contributor who has maxed out the amount of money he can give McCain. Will Sarah Palin ever stop putting her children in harmful situations to further her own ambitions? Poor Piper. You can’t pick your parents.

    18. A New Girl on October 13th, 2008 7:32 am

      Love You, Sarah!!!!!

      This is one woman who many of us have a lot of respect and admiration for.

      Diane: Get a Grip. Ethically challenged candidate?? Obviously, you haven’t read Barrack’s own books yet. Wow.

      You’ll see. Imagine that—a half White half African-American Male who is a Anti-American, Elitist/Socialist and has no ethics whatsover in his short political career to date. Barrack will do (and has done) anything to gain noteriety and financial backing, no matter how corrupt and evil the sources are. Check the facts, Diane and then get back to us, Okay ? You also may want to consider laying off the Kool-Aide.

      **** McCain/Palin 08 ****

    19. Brenda in Virginia on October 13th, 2008 10:56 am

      Dear Nj Mom…bet your kids think the same thing…too bad we can’t choose our parents…

    20. Bill on October 13th, 2008 11:14 am

      I was at the game and I can tell you there were far more cheers then boos. In fact, the only time I heard the “boos” was after I got home and saw the left wing media talk about it. I can’t remember a time when a political figure on any level or party has not received at least some boos while attending a sporting event. The country is split almost 50/50 down party lines, so it should be no surprise in a building with 18,000 people in it, some do not like Gov. Palin.

      In my opinion, the lefties figured she would get killed (figuratively, not literally) out there, and when she didn’t, they have been left looking stupid again. So in order to save face, they print things like “resoundingly booed”.

      This country would be a whole lot better if the media spent half as much time talking about the people Barack Obama has been friends with as they have making up stories to show Palin in a bad light.

    21. da_wench on October 13th, 2008 11:33 am

      Hurray for all of you informed progressive democrats. You are reading the facts and are tired of the sugar-coated BS the republican party and right wing religious have been trying to feed us. Yes, Palin is a dynamic woman. It’s too bad she’s racing with the wrong team. McCain is foolish enough to believe that she’s going to pull in the women’s vote when she believes that abortion is wrong even in the case of incest or rape. Rape kits cost between $500 and $1200. I wonder how many rape victims failed to follow through with reporting their rapes after finding out they had to pay for the rape kits out of their own pocket if they weren’t insured.

    22. da_wench on October 13th, 2008 11:37 am

      19 – So NJmom is a bad mom because she doesn’t like Palin? I’ll bet she gets a lot more respect from her children for supporting the party who cares about their future and not just lining their own pockets and the pockets of their cronies.

    23. Fire Fox on October 13th, 2008 12:04 pm

      Obviously, you didn’t get my point. Raising kids these days takes more than an interest in the sports they play. My kids, both, played Premier soccer, indoor and out, 12 months a year; so I know what it’s like to run your kids to practice three times a week and games that take up your whole weekend. But, that isn’t the extent of a mother’s responsibility. There’s alot more to life than soccer and hockey. We have to set an example for our kids, rise above our own personal vendettas and do the right thing.

      Palin is going to be reviewed for her actions. It seems that, this time, she used her political power to have an ex-in-law fired from his job. Last time she was reviewed, it had to do with firing a police chief because he was concerned about the safety of the citizens in wanting the bars to close at 2 a.m., instead of 5 a.m. She skated around that one, but the firing of a public official out of vindictiveness is not going to be so easy to get around. Besides, what kind of mother would insist that bars stay open until 5 a.m…. and what kind of example is she setting for her kids? Obviously, instilling ethics into our childrens hearts and minds is alot more important than playing games.


    24. memphis on October 13th, 2008 2:20 pm

      Poor little Piper?

      Did you see her at the Republican Convention? Did you see her at the game? That little girl is thoroughly enjoying being in the spotlight. She seems to be extremely gregarious and self-possessed. I highly doubt that Sarah Palin is dragging any of her children out against their will, and especially not little Piper. I bet she’ll follow in her mom’s footsteps. Piper is adorable.

    25. Maggie on October 13th, 2008 3:55 pm

      Maggie: that article is wrong (I think you know that). ACORN is the one fighting for forcing banks to loan money based on people’s welfare and unemployment benefits! ACORN was the one insisting banks make loans they normally would not make. ACORN called it “racism” because many of the unemployed or those on welfare were minorities.

      Yep… and what’s sickening is they use taxpayer’s dollars to operate. Some one needs to educate her.. Just more lies to defend what they want.

    26. yoyo muffintop on October 13th, 2008 9:15 pm

      New Girl says: “Love You, Sarah!!!!!

      This is one woman who many of us have a lot of respect and admiration for.”

      Yet you think she a terrible mother.
      Please, spare us your bullsh%t about respect and admiration when you youself said she’s a terrible mother.

      Sell it somewhere else.

    27. A New Girl on October 14th, 2008 3:43 am

      #26-Yoyo—Did you overdose on Kool-Aide again today? Show me where and when I supposedly said Palin was a terrible Mother?? Not me. The words terrible never came out of my mouth. She’s a great Mother, and you apparently have a few screws lose, my friend.

      Glad to see you always take so much interest in my postings and that obviously I seem to be able to push your little buttons.,,LOL YOYOOOOOO! STICK TO THE ISSUES! STICK TO THE FACTS! You always appear to be somewhat convoluted in your rants and raves, IMO.

      Put up or shut up and take your BS and,…well, I’m a lady so I won’t direct you any further on that one.


      ***McCain/Palin ’08 ***

    28. yoyo muffintop on October 14th, 2008 12:58 pm

      “16-year old Jamie was pregnant and UNWED. Yeah, real good parenting skills in play right there! NOT”
      A New Girl

      Notice your use of caps lock on 2 words? Ouch.

    29. A New Girl on October 14th, 2008 3:20 pm

      OH MY GOD ! YO YO !!!!!!!!!!! You are an ass….I beleive was talking about JAMIE LYNN SPEARS YOU RETARD. Not Sarah Palin.

      LOL……Hang it up.

      Also, I think you need to do something else with your spare time.

      You are really annoying!

      *** McCain/Palin ’08 ***

    30. yoyo muffintop on October 14th, 2008 4:16 pm

      Oh, you use that criteria for one but not another?


      Too easy.

    31. A New Girl on October 14th, 2008 10:10 pm

      #30- Yoyo. Oh, My Goodness. What is it that you do not understand? My comments are not criteria.

      People make mistakes, things happen. Let’s see—major difference between Jamie Lynn Spears and Jamie Palin—–Palin is taking it seriously and at least GETTING MARRIED to her long-time boyfriend and raising a family.

      Spears, on the other hand, will just live together- cuz you know—what the heck—let’s play house together. Are you feeling me?? My point is that I do not think Momma Spears did a really wonderful job raising either of her daughters. Then, she writes a book about it for profit. Give me a break.

      By the way, you owe me an apology for your MISTAKE. Don’t go away mad, Yoyo. Just go away.

      hahah Next. Too stupid.

      **** McCain/Palin ’08****

    32. yoyo muffintop on October 14th, 2008 10:45 pm

      Spin away, spin away.

      I love it when simpletons such as yourself backpedal. It make you look soooo foolish.

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