Ya gotta love the British press sometimes.
Ann Romney's horse failed to win today in the dressage competition at the Olympics, but it managed to avoid insulting its hosts, unlike the owner's husband.
First, the headline:
Ann Romney's horse fails to win dressage but avoids offending BritishThen the story:
Short of mocking Shetland ponies over their lack of stature or laying into zebras for their failure to make a significant contribution to the world of equine culture, Ann Romney's horse Rafalca was always going to struggle to match the sheer incredulity that her husband managed to provoke on his recent overseas trip.More, after the orange squiggly thing:
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.Yes, the horse showed Mitt how to act with class and style.
No wonder Mitt didn't want to be anywhere near the competition. He was afraid the horse would make him look petty and boorish.
And he was right.