"Ann Romney's horse fails to win dressage but avoids offending British"


Best. Headline. Ever. Thank you Guardian for this report on Rafalca's Excellent Dressage Adventure, because as everyone knows, Willard Romney is so into "sport" that he-- oops!-- pretended to have no clue about his wife's "marvelous" Olympic endeavors, so we're forced to depend on someone to fill us in:

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"I have to tell you. This is Ann's sport. I'm not even sure which day the sport goes on. She will get the chance to see it, I will not be watching the event. I hope -- her horse does well."

If that wasn't supportive, I don't know what is. Heckuva job, Willard.

Now on to the side-splittingly Guardianalicious report on how Rafalca did:

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. [...]

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. [...]

[T]he 53-year-old US rider did confirm that Ann Romney had given him "many words of encouragement" before the Olympics.

She had not been in touch on Thursday morning, he added, but her last message had been full of good counsel: "Do what you know to do and do what you do best. Just ride like it's a normal day."

Fine advice indeed. If only her husband had heeded it.

Indeed, Willard's hoof didn't hesitate to bee-line mouthwards and it's rumored that it needed to be surgically removed. Mitt In Mouth Disease is a terrible thing.

  • cognachas4paws

    So, if the horse doesn't get a medal, what happens to it?  What do the Romney's do with their things when they're done with them?  If we see a big write-off on their tax returns for the death of an "investment," we'll have our answer.  Oh, look at me - if we see it on their tax returns!  We'll never see their tax returns. 

    I feel sorry for that horse.

  • sqeptiq

    A tactful Romney? Rafalca's a horse of a different color!

  • Ummmm...If MY wife had such a horse & I said such a thing...I'm pretty-sure my life would be forfeit: 
    “I have to tell you. This is Ann’s sport. I’m not even sure which day the sport goes on. She will get the chance to see it, I will not be watching the event. I hope — her horse does well.”  


    The amount of tax credits the Romneys receive from this
    horse alone exceeds the average annual salary of an American household.  Is there any doubt that a Romney
    administration would favor the rich and increase the income gap in our
    country?  Mitt is a pariah in Mormon
    Clothing and will stop at nothing to expand an empire of greed for the rich in
    this country.  Can his sacred Mormon
    underwear gain him enough donations to buy this election?  See for yourself as Mitt dons his
    tighty-whities from the Good Lord Himself at