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Thursday, August 2, 2012

At Least Rafalca Did Not Put Hoof in Mouth

It's all over the Romney horse and rider in the dressage in London, and The Guardian has a witty report.  Rafalca "was always going to struggle to match the sheer incredulity that her husband managed to provoke on his recent overseas trip....Never for a second during her seven-minute performance did a hoof stray dangerously mouthwards, nor did she do anything at all to offend or upset the host nation. From the moment she entered the Greenwich Park equestrian arena at 12.15 on Thursday afternoon, the most famous political horse since Caligula toyed with making a consul of Incitatus seemed in her element...

"At one point, she appeared to give a snort of exhilarated delight, although, to be fair, it's not easy to say precisely what emotion a huge horse is aiming to convey; it could equally have been a snort of ennui or a snort of frustration at the Obama administration's glee over Mitt's gaffe-spree."

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