I mean, it was all about the “hockey mom” thing right? This has gotta be a clever way to lock up Michigan, where Sarah’s eldest son Track Palin played a year of Midget AAA (though damned if I can find any of his statistics, save for an appearance in this box score). Not to mention the hundreds of other hockey fans in such swing states as Virginia and Montana.

Plus Palin will be there to correct him should McCain refer to Alexander Ovechkin as one of our “best American athletes.”

Clearly Obama needs to counter by pursuing Scott Gomez‘s endorsement.