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Friday, August 29, 2021

Whatever other constituencies newly-minted GOP Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is supposed to attract come November — women, archconservatives, anti-abortionists — her pedigree as an Alaskan parent has already nailed one niche voting block:

“The idea of possibly having a hockey mom in the White House just blows my mind.”

Those are the words of Dayton Bombers owner Costa Papista, with whom I just spoke after watching a CNN shot of him presenting Bombers jerseys to both John McCain and VP candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a self-described “hockey mom”, after the GOP rally at Nutter Center — where the ECHL Bombers play.

So the amateur hockey followers presumably will cast their lot with McCain-Palin. That secures a nice zero-point-something percentage of the American electorate for the Republicans. (The Democrats should now probably redouble their efforts at snagging the warm-weather equivalent, and more societal standard-issue, soccer moms…)

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 08/29/2008 06:38:45 PM
Category: Hockey, Politics, Society
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With today’s selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s VP running mate, the American electorate will be sending an historic selection to the White House this Fall, regardless of which party wins:

- A Democratic victory means the first-ever African-American President in Barack Obama.

- A Republican victory means the first-ever woman in the Vice President post in Palin.

Ideologically irrelevant, but still, this minor shift away from old white men certainly took long enough.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 08/29/2008 05:50:17 PM
Category: Politics
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