Some people are having a Field day with the political story line they perceive in the death of filly challenger Eight Belles today at Churchill Downs - you know, the horse Hillary Clinton famously picked to win the Derby: "Kind of reminds of the phrase: 'Eff you and the horse you rode in on!'” Funny. Here's another grand comment: "...this horse going down is a metaphoric representation/event of Hillary’s bid for the presidency going down.” I'm with Digby on this:
...maybe the metaphor will be perfectly fulfilled next week as Clinton comes in second and breaks both her metaphorical ankles and is metaphorically euthanized right on the metaphorical track, but the classy thing to do would be to leave it alone. It's sickening on many levels. Resist the impulse to be cute about this. The horse died. You'll like yourself better for it.
Guess not - over at Jake Tapper's they're green-lighting comments like this one:
This race parallels the nomination race as the one HRC picked lost to Obama's pick..now the only question remaining - since HRC will finish second to Obama - should she be put down because she is broken down, lying old hag?