Woo hoo! Hey Ann Romney, where're you going. I'm goin' to London
to win a dressage medal from those European sons of bitches.
From the Los Angeles Times
Ann Romney’s dressage horse, Rafalca, and her trainer, Jan Ebeling, earned a place on the U.S. Olympic Equestrian team on Saturday, cementing the Romneyfamily’s already deep ties to the Olympic games. The official announcement is expected to come Sunday by the U.S. Equestrian Federation.(more below)
Rafalca and Ebeling will compete for the U.S. in the London Summer Games.
Kenneth Braddick of Dressage News said Ebeling had “the best performance of his life” Saturday at the second of two Olympic trials at the U.S. Equestrian Federation national dressage championships in Gladstone, N.J. In a post on the website, Dressage News, Braddick wrote that Ebling has also taken in stride the ribbing he’s gotten from comedians such as Stephen Colbert.
“The Romney’s horse might go to the Olympics!” Colbert announced last week. “Though one would imagine it’s going to be a long drive to London on top of their station wagon.”
An attempt is made for a positive spin:
The Romneys’ involvement in dressage has raised the profile of the sport, linking it to the American presidential campaign in a way that has brought both adulation and mild ridicule as some have poked fun at dressage as a sport of the elite.Exactly who thinks dressage is NOT an elitist activity. After all, how many people who like Sport think it's like a common game like say---basketball?
Now let's see, what would more people like to do, windsurfing or dressage?
Who is more "French", Romney or Kerry?
Who served the country more honorably in his 20s, Kerry or Romney?
Any chance the dressage contest happens during the Republican Convention? Now that would be interesting. I assume Willard would jet over there for the contest, unless he has other priorities.