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OK, we get it, Palin likes the hockey mom label

October 24, 2008 |  7:10 pm

Palin_2Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is probably more involved in hockey now than when she really was a hockey mom.

Palin, fresh off participating in ceremonial first faceoffs in Philadelphia two weeks ago and in St. Louis on Friday, is scheduled to get her very own Iowa Chops jersey Saturday during a McCain/Palin rally in Des Moines, Iowa. The Chops are the Ducks' American Hockey League affiliate.

According to a press release from the Chops, during an earlier visit to the state Palin mentioned she understood that Iowa had just gotten a new hockey team. "I love that name, the Chops. That's cool," she said.

The jerseys actually are cool, thanks to the logo of a rather angry pig on the front.

Maybe he just wants to play hockey without politics being involved?

--Helene Elliott

Photo: Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, left, greets Philadelphia Flyers captain Mike Richards before a ceremonial puck drop before the start of an NHL hockey game with the New York Rangers earlier this month in Philadelphia. Credit: Tom Mihalek / AP Photo.