Philly Hockey Fans Jeer Palin
Candidate and daughters smile and wave to angry crowd
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 12, 2008 7:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – The world's most famous hockey mom was roundly booed during an appearance at a Philadelphia Flyers hockey game, reports the New York Daily News. Sarah Palin and daughters Bristol and Piper continued to smile and wave to the booing crowd as they walked onto the ice where the vice presidential candidate dropped the puck for the start of Friday night's game in Philadelphia against the New York Rangers.

Palin had hoped to discourage booing by bringing her 7-year-old daughter, Piper, in a Flyers jersey, reports Fox News. "How dare they boo Piper!" she told fans at a fundraiser earlier in the day at a Philadelphia hotel. Outside the hotel hundreds of protesters gathered. "I have two daughters who are Ivy League-educated. When we're given an opportunity to have a woman for vice president we get Sarah Palin," fumed one woman.