ST. LOUIS -- Sarah Palin got a big welcome from St. Louis Blues fans when she dropped the ceremonial first puck. And when the first on-ice fight broke out, the Republican vice presidential nominee returned the enthusiasm.
The self-described "hockey mom" got more cheers than boos on Friday night before the Blues played the Los Angeles Kings. Some in the near-capacity crowd at the Scottrade Center booed, but they were all but drowned out by loud cheers for the Alaska governor and running mate of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.
Just minutes into the game, Blues enforcer Cam Janssen and Kings tough guy Sean O'Donnell dropped the gloves and began to fight near center ice. By then, Palin was in a luxury box with Blues principal owner Dave Checketts.
Palin watched the fight intently, clapping as the fight got more intense. By the time referees separated the combatants, Palin was waving an oversized foam Blues finger.
Only a true hockey mom would get "into" a hockey fight.
But as always, there's something the media will hang on Palin...like a goalie's lack of coordination:
Palin's appearance might have been costly to the Blues as goalie Manny Legace left the game after one period with an injury that possibly occurred when he tripped over the carpet placed on the ice for Palin and her family to walk on.
Douchebag "Sportswriter" Dennis Dodd:
Sarah Palin (and her running mate) just lost my vote.
Palin was in St. Louis Friday night to drop the ceremonial puck in the St. Louis Blues-L.A. Kings game. Blues goalie Manny Legace slipped on the carpet that was left on the ice for her and apparently tweaked his left knee. Legace has had knee problems in the past. Who knows what this is going to mean to an already struggling franchise
Nice job, Sarah.
Update: Fellow Moron Eddie Bear was in attendance.