Booing is The New Cheering – And Palin Gets Five Minutes in the Parenting Penalty Box

Seems everyone’s new favorite pastime is booing our candidates. McCain was booed sticking up for Obama. Obama was booed for showing respect for McCain. At least they were shown disfavor for honorable actions. And then, in an addendum to James’ post earlier this evening, this happened:

You know who I feel the worst for in all of this? Governor Palin’s youngest daughter, who was paraded out onto the ice with her mom like a prop. There’s a reason Bill Clinton never carted Chelsea around. Or that the Obamas keep their children on a low profile. It’s just not cool to subject your kids to that kind of pressure and public scrutiny.

To sum up this scatter shot post, here’s my big epiphany for the day: If you’re found unethical by independent state investigators and you parade your youngest daughter into an arena with the potential of being booed by thousands of the NHL’s harshest hockey fans – and then YOU ARE BOOED – you’re a bad hockey mom. A very bad hockey mom. I’m blowing the whistle and calling 5 in the penalty box for poor judgment.


Palin gets booed in Philly (insert shock here)

I’m on the move this evening and won’t be able to post links and the like, but let me just share my amusement and lack of surprise at the following:

Sarah Palin was resoundingly booed at her puck dropping appearance at todays Philadelphia Flyers versus (my beloved) New York Rangers. The idea that anyone would be shocked by this is beyond me. The Flyers have some of the roughest fans in all of hockey. A hockey mom should have known better than to venture out there.

Politicians and sports almost always equal a bad thing. I feel a V-List coming on….