That Jane Six-Pack hokey sh*t doesn’t fly in Philly. Sarah Palin was booed as she took to the ice at a Philadelphia Flyers hockey game.

Lynn Zinser @ the NYT blog:

Let me start this off by saying, I would object to this sideshow whichever political party it involved. Having vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin drop the ceremonial first puck at the Flyers’ opener Saturday night was problematic not because it was Palin – Flyers owner Ed Snider’s decision under the flimsy excuse of “honoring” hockey moms – but because it is injecting politics in a place it should not be.

The biggest problem: when Palin came out onto the Wachovia Center ice Saturday night – greeted by resounding (almost deafening) boos from the Flyers crowd – the two hockey players who had no choice but to appear with her in that photo op were turned into props in a political campaign.

…The level of discomfort has been palpable for the Rangers’ two Alaska natives, Gomez and Brandon Dubinsky, as they have been asked questions about Palin and the election in recent weeks. Dubinsky, a 22-year-old who has shied away from nothing since he broke in with the Rangers last year, looks petrified when the topic is brought up. I think both would rather play goalie in a shootout than weigh in on the presidential election.

Poor guys. Immortalized on tape with the unlawful governor.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding