An Unfortunate Metaphor

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.)

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One thought on “An Unfortunate Metaphor

  1. I was going to write a post on this also. I hadn’t even heard about Hillary “endorsing” Eight Belles until this morning and I immediately saw the story the same way you did. The parallels (should Hillary lose) are eerie.

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