Thursday, October 9, 2008

What Are They Thinking?!?!

It's time for me to get a little political. The Flyers' home opener is Saturday, and while I have a deep love the Flyers, sometimes the front office makes decisions that make me go "WTF?". The decision to let Sarah Palin drop the puck at their home opener is one of those decisions that make me quizzical. Flyers owner Ed Snider had this to say when questioned about his choice of Palin for Saturday night: "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. 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." Call me crazy, but the image that Palin gets from being portrayed as a hockey mom, that is an image of a cute, homely mother, is not the image I want my potential leader projecting. Can anyone really take her seriously anymore? I have this feeling that if (god forbid) she and McCain get elected next month, the rest of the world will be snickering that America has elected a hockey mom to one of the most powerful positions in the world.

The Daily News columnist Will Bunch has called for a protest of the Flyer's home opener Saturday night. He says that anyone offended by Snider's choice of Palin should turn their back to her when she comes on the ice. Hockey is not the proper forum for making a political statement, and Ed Snider should be ashamed that he is shamelessly using the Flyers to promote the Republican agenda.

Links: Yahoo! Sports article
Will Bunch

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