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The Truth is Stranger than QuizLaw

big-brown.jpgFrom Time.com’s The Page comes this potentially quite-ironic metaphor:

Hillary Clinton enthusiastically picked a filly named Eight Belles to win the Kentucky Derby and compared herself to the horse. Eight Belles finished second. The winner was the favorite, Big Brown.
Eight Belles collapsed immediately after crossing the finish line, and was euthanized shortly thereafter.

And congrats on running a solid race Eight Belles — sorry you didn’t get to enjoy your second-place finish.

(Hat tip to If a TV Falls in the Woods.)

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Unfortunately, this horse broke both her front ankles crossing the finish line. All these horses are pretty young in the derby. They start them as early as 16 months. It's just sad.

I think that the story of Eight Belles is pretty darn sad ... she most likely broke both of her ankles during a spill on the first turn, but she got up and finished the race, not collapsing until afterwards. I don't understand the humor in a horse running with two broken legs and dying in agony.

She most likely broke both her ankles in a spill on the first turn? Did we watch two different races? And, I don't know about you, but I am pretty damn sure I can't run a mile and a quarter on two broken ankles. Good lord.