Monday, November 10, 2008

Joe Biden Booed

Vice President-elect and Pennsylvania-born Joe Biden was booed yesterday during the Eagles game. CNN says that he "whispered" to reporters that he and his wife watch most Eagles games but that he also liked the Giants, citing this as a potential reason for why he would be booed. But this theory rests on the assumption that Eagles fans are remarkably informed about politicians' personal lives. I think the real reason is a combination of these three sub-reasons:

A. Football fans tend to be more conservative than the general population of the country.
B. The Democrats in the crowd mistook him for John McCain.
C. Philadelphia can be a cold, aimlessly angry place when the team is down.

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