"Puck you, Palin!"

Sarah Palin is scheduled to drop the puck at an upcoming Philadelphia Flyers game; one Web site wants fans to greet her with that chant.

By Alex Koppelman
Published October 10, 2008 10:25PM (EDT)

Seriously, who thought it was a good idea to have Sarah Palin drop the puck at a Philadelphia Flyers game? (Of course, there's also the question of why she's spending so much time in Philadelphia, but that's an issue for another day.)

Philadelphia sports fans are legendary, and not in a good way. They booed -- and threw snowballs at -- Santa Claus, for God's sake. Santa Claus. They celebrated when Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin was injured. Their own mascot couldn't escape fans' wrath when he dropped a foul ball recently.

So it seemed sort of inevitable that something would happen to make this photo op less than perfect. And now one Web site, PuckYouPalin.com, has stepped in to try to make sure that happens -- it is encouraging fans to chant the name of the site when she gets on the ice.

She just better hope fans don't remember that she almost jogged around their city recently while wearing New York Rangers gear.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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