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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his  wife, Ann react while onstage during his Illinois primary night rally in Schaumburg, Illinois, March 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
Mr. and Mrs. Terrible People.
Another discussion for quiet rooms only:
Reporters are not allowed to even see Ann Romney's fancy dancing horse Rafalca—much less whisper an interview to her—before she competes in dressage at the Olympic Games on August 2. Romney's horse is under a total news blackout[.]
Just add Ann "Woman of the People" Romney's fancy shmancy dancing horse to the list of things the Romneys believe should not be discussed at all: Mitt Romney's tenure as governor of Massachusetts, his tenure as CEO of Bain, his tenure as CEO of the 2002 Olympics, his tenure as a bishop of his Mormon church.

Ann's dancing horse is off limits, of course, because the only reason she owns a six-figure horse is to treat her MS. It's physical therapy for her debilitating illness. After all, don't all MS patients own an Olympic horse or two as part of the standard recommended treatment? If you even ask a question about Ann's horse, you're just attacking her for having a disease, which is very, very, very wrong because the only reason she owns that horse is to treat her illness. No other reason at all:

“She just loves the whole Olympic movement and what it stands for, bringing her whole world together under the banner of sports,” said Fraser Bullock, who served as the chief operating officer of the Salt Lake City games and has attended past Olympics with the Romneys. “Here’s somebody who was severely debilitated with M.S. and then when she gets to the Olympic games, she’s going almost non-stop.”

He added: “She just thrives on it. She loves going to the competition, seeing the athletes, and connecting with her friends in the Olympic movement.”

How exactly does participating in the "Olympic movement"—not actually riding the horse, mind you, because Ann's hired someone to do that for her—treat her MS? I'll bet you $10,000 that's another topic that's off limits.

 

Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM PDT.

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