Just when you think there is not one more factoid, or tidbit that clearly illustrates exactly which presidential hopeful is completely out of touch with the average taxpaying American, Whipsaw Willard is there to surprise you.
Latest example being Ann Romney’s unusual therapy for Multiple Sclerosis: Dressage. What the hell is dressage, you ask? Well, as best as I can decipher, it is horse dancing, or horse ballet, involving a series of movements or tests, executed by a horse and rider for judging by a panel for points, with one point being “not executed” and ten points “excellent”. Sounds like one of those pursuits that are incredibly boring, yet outrageously expensive….the kind of hobby that only the uber rich can appreciate, let alone indulge in. Check out a video of the horse in competition earlier this year:
Ann Romney’s part-ownership of the horse Rafalca, which will be ridden by Jan Ebeling in dressage at the London Olympics as part of the U.S. team, starting Aug. 2, has inspired some humorous comments in the UK press. “The only sport the Romneys could be involved in that would make them look wealthier than dressage would be gold-coin diving in their family safe,” wrote Hadley Freeman, a columnist for the London-based Guardian newspaper, wrote on July 25.
Even though Rafalca is expected to win a Bronze, with Ann Romney on hand to witness her performance, Mitt has feigned sudden disinterest in all things dressage. Formally a enthusiastic horse lover, sharing in Ann’s horsey activities, the presumptive candidate has lately distanced himself from the event, saying in an interview with NBC News Wednesday night, “It’s a big, exciting experience for my wife. I have to tell you, this is Ann’s sport,” he said. “I’m not even sure which day the sport goes on. She will get the chance to see it, I will not be watching the event. I hope her horse does well. But just the honor of being here and representing our country and seeing the other Olympians is … something which I’m sure the people that are associated with this are looking forward to.”
Willard got kind of a cold reception in the United Kingdom, after casting aspersions on the readiness and security of the London Olympics overall. After many British supporters of the Games used Twitter to accuse Mr. Romney of being graceless and rude, a quick Romney-like reversal of opinion came about in subsequent interviews . Way to represent the homeland, Willard!!
I’m sure while Ann “The Rock” Romney enjoys her Olympic “therapy”, Mitt Romney can continue to carry on his foot-in-mouth European tour. I wonder if Rafalca will pivot and change positions half as well as Mitt Romney does?