Earlier this week, Senator Hillary Clinton said that her daughter Chelsea would be at the Kentucky Derby placing a bet on the “only filly in the race”, Eight Belles. The parallel she was making between the Derby competitor and herself was quite obvious.
The outcome: Eight Belles came in second, broke both front ankles and had to be euthanized right there on the track.
In a campaign where words matter, one can only be amused by Hillary’s choice of metaphor. (As a side note, the race was won by a horse named Big Brown. Comedy writers could not write anything better than this.)