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  •  I defer to your greater experience with horses -- (0+ / 0-)

    but to me it doesn't fundamentally change the story.  I have some pretty decent experience with contracts -- and this is awful behavior.  The wealthy Romneys, were they ethical, could just agree to take back the horse and could disassociate themselves from the doctor and trainer who seem very likely to engaged in fraud.  They didn't -- and do you know why?  Because, to quote various mafia films, "fuck you, that's why."  It's a mindset unbefitting of a President and his spouse, regardless of its technical legality.

    "The owner never realized" is a key phrase.  Do you think that Ann Romney didn't realize that her favorite horse had any problems?  My bet is that she did -- and she should have known that her agents managing an almost 20% profit of $20,000 was suspicious.  The buyer may have also figured that a Presidential candidate was not likely to cheat her.  Caveat America.

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    by Seneca Doane on Sat Jun 23, 2012 at 09:28:21 AM PDT

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    •  After a month would be different (0+ / 0-)

      than a year. Once the horse goes to a new owner and a new program, it's not necessarily reasonable to expect permanent right of return.

      By the way, this wasn't her favorite horse. She never competed this horse herself.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Sat Jun 23, 2012 at 11:31:21 AM PDT

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      •  Read the articles I linked to (0+ / 0-)

        In one of them, she says something like "you're not supposed to have favorites among your horses or children, but this horse was special."  (I think that that may be straight from the deposition.)  I'd agree that it was not her favorite horse to compete on, but that's different.

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        by Seneca Doane on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 10:21:02 AM PDT

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        •  I'm not sure where you're looking (0+ / 0-)

          but I'm pretty sure you're mistaken, that it's her horse Baron that she's called her special favorite in interviews.

          Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

          by elfling on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 01:24:02 PM PDT

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