President Bush flashed on the giant screen between the second and third periods of the New Jersey Devils game with the Philadelphia Flyers. He had a captive audience.
Most fans sat in their seats in the Continental Arena and listened. And cheered - five times.
The loudest eruption came when Bush announced that Saddam Hussein had 48 hours to leave Iraq.
When the President was done, chants of "U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A" echoed through the building.
--New York Daily News
If Jacques Chirac, Vladimir Putin, Gerhard Schröder, Kofi Annan, Nelson Mandela, Jean Chrétien, the Pope, and two-thirds of the world's population are on one side in a geopolitical crisis and a bunch of hockey fans juiced on cheap draft beer are on the other side, well, the hockey fans must be right, right? Every real American knows that.