Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hokey mom

Philadelphia Flyers fans give Sarah Palin the reception she deserves for spewing so much hatred on the campaign trail.

Even the blaring of inspiring, quasi-patriotic music couldn’t drown out the disdain.

One would think that such a reception would be expected in a heavily Democratic town like Philly. But the Flyers are not an inexpensive ticket, and a typical Flyers crowd comprises many more well-heeled suburbanites from Montgomery and (the aptly named) Bucks counties than city-dwelling Joe Sixpacks.

So this reception is not good news for McCain/Palin in Pennsylvania, which is considered a key battleground state, even though Barak Obama is opening up a healthy lead there. Flyers owner Ed Snider did the GOP no favors last night.

On a personal note, this fills this Philly boy’s heart with civic pride.

And, while we’re on the subject, it appears entirely possible, if not likely, that the Phillies and the Red Sox will meet in the World Series. For the record, if that happens, I am rooting for the Phillies. The Red Sox have won two of the last four World Series, and the Phillies have won a total of one in 125 years. I’m sympathetic to Cubs fans, but quit your whining: The Cubs have been to twice as many Series as the Phils, and have twice as many titles. Two may not be many, but they’re more.

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