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What The Puck


Well it seems that Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate, Sarah Plain, will drop the ceremonial first puck at tonight’s opener of the Philadelphia Flyers against the New York Rangers.

Obviously this is a political event disguised as promoting the Governor as an average “hockey mom.”

In a story in yesterday’s LA Times, it appears that offshore betting is offering 10-1 odds that she’ll take a “spill in the process, even tho she most likely will be standing on a red carpet”, which is generally the custom for guests who are present to drop the puck, or “muck” as the case may be.

There’s even odds on whether she’ll get booed more than cheered and that as of yesterday was -130 that there would be more cheers than jeers. It’s even money that she’ll be wearing a Flyers sweater and a -140 she won’t.

Now with that sweater, you know that Flyers owner, Ed Snider, is such a big Republican donor and fund raiser, I say that beating against the sweater is a “sucker” bet.

According to the LA Times, and as they put it, “no joke”, there’s odds on whether she’ll drop the gloves with Flyers captain Mike Richards. I liked to see the odds on if he’s a Democrat or Republican or whether she wear “high heels” or not.

A reader of the story had an excellent comment, “…hosting a political event in an arena paid for in part by the taxpayers of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, many who (if not most), want no part of her or her politics.”

I wonder if that poor “hockey puck”…if it could speak…and will be the center of attention, might want to have a word or two about the event.

Would it, as “Puck” in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, turn to the “fans” and speak:

“If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber’d here
While these visions did appear.”

So our poor politically used puck does apologize and the so called “hockey mom” was but a dream. Ah, if it was only so.

One Comment leave one →
  1. 10/11/2008 10:45 am

    When I think of Sarah Palin and the possibility—should McCain actually manage to win the Oval Office—atheist that I am and a total disbeliever in the power of prayer—I just might find myself praying, “Please, God, keep McCain in good health until at least the next election!”

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