Thursday, October 23, 2008

The NHL has never repeated a bad idea

It is well past time to wean oneself off sniping about Sarah Palin. She is clearly a cipher and it does no good to carry hate around.
"Where the hell is the NHL in all of this? We know they typically look the other way for the minor stuff, like owners loaning a fraud millions of dollars to buy into a franchise, but what about this?

"Do they even give a damn that half their audience will be made to feel uncomfortable Friday night in St. Louis? Do they give a damn that hockey fans are being used as props at a political photo-op? Is any publicity good publicity, no matter how it alienates people?

"... We're all hockey fans first, and come to the rink for an escape from all of this partisan nonsense. Too bad some owners put their own politics ahead of their fans.
Related:
Why Palin will be in St. Louis, and naming next son Zamboni (Puck Daddy)

7 comments:

kinger said...

Of course, it's okay when Barack Obama throws out the first pitch at a baseball game.

sager said...

Yeah, Tyler, he didn't do it in the middle of the damn campaign, use your head.

Dennis Prouse said...

That's a pretty narrow timeframe in which Barry must have thrown that pitch. He was elected to the Senate in November 2004, and started running for President early in 2006.

sager said...

I'm already on record as saying sports owners should' not force their politics on fans, anyways, whatever their politics. Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf is a Democratic donor and could have had Obama there, in his hometown where he would be greeted warmly during the playoffs — but he didn't.

sager said...

Here's the picture.

"U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) throws the ceremonial first pitch before the Chicago White Sox met the Los Angeles Angels in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series in Chicago October 12, 2005." — Obama website.

The jersey is lettered, "Obama 05."

Michael said...

I agree! Good post. Once was more than enough. I wonder if the NHL is a significant contributor to the Republican Party?

Mikey said...

The NHL and the Republican Party in the United States are kindred spirits and deserve each other.

Their fortunes keep tanking and you can find most of the discussion of them on cable...