Another swing and a miss for Sarah Palin

Sarah PalinSarah Palin is killing John McCain in Pennsylvania. First she flat out cursed the Philadelphia Flyers and now more recently, she didn’t realize what kind of baseball fans she was speaking to when she touted the Phillies winning the World Series at a rally…in Pirate territory.

It was a throwaway line meant to be a crowd-pleaser. But it fell flat.

On Thursday at a rally in Erie, Pa., Sarah Palin touted the victors in the World Series to thousands of supporters. “I am thrilled to be here in the home state of the world-champion Philadelphia Phillies,” Palin said.

The crowd booed.

Philadelphia is a seven-hour drive from Erie, which is in the state’s far west. Erie’s baseball devotions are split between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cleveland Indians. (Pittsburgh and Cleveland are about two hours away.)

Palin has been booed by Pennsylvania sports fans before. Earlier this month, the Republican vice presidential candidate was loudly heckled at a Philadelphia Flyers game.

Are you telling me nobody in her group could have told her where the hell she was and that a line like that wouldn’t go over well with the crowd? Maybe she should just leave sports out of her shtick from now on.

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Sarah Palin cursed the Flyers

Remember when Sarah Palin dropped the puck at a recent Flyers-Rangers game…

…well the Flyers are now winless in three games since then. She’s managed to Jessica Simpson-a-team that is supposed to be one of the best in the Atlantic Division this year. Nice work, Sarah.

They’re not booing, they’re saying “mooooooosehunter”

VP hopeful Sarah Palin dropped the first puck at the Flyers game and if the crowd’s reaction to her introduction is any indication, she can forget about the McCain/Palin ticket winning Pennsylvania this year.

Cheers to Palin for smiling and waving, seemingly unfazed by (or oblivious to) the boos. Jeers for dragging her children along in the hopes that it would convince some of the fans in attendance not to boo. (Who knows, maybe it did.)

And jeers to Flyers owner Ed Snider for subjecting all of his team’s fans to his political agenda. Way to go, Ed.

For some background on Snider’s political views, and how politics and sports shouldn’t mix, check out Will Bunch’s column at

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