Politico: 'Ten Things to Know' About Ann Romney's Horse?

-By Warner Todd Huston

Political news site Politico is not done needling Ann Romney for having a top-rated horse in the Olympics, apparently. Witness an actual Politico headline: 10 things to know about Rafalca.

Most of the “ten things” are just facts about the horse, Rafalca, but one of them was a political jab and a second was misleading.

The political jab was that purported funnyman Stephen Colbert made a satirical video about the horse. Ho hum.

The misleading one was in the first few words of point five. It says that Rafalca “has her own clothing line.” Politico goes on to report that owners of the horse have made up ball caps and t-shirts screen printed with the horse’s name for fans to buy over the Internet.

But Ball caps and t-shirts is not a “clothing line.” Nearly everything these days has t-shirts and ball caps screen printed for it. Half the small bloggers I know have a Caffepress shop set up with blogcentric merchandise for sale. They are so quick and easy to make up that they are ubiquitous. Calling t-shirts and ball caps a “clothing line” makes more of it than it is.

But I’d guess that was the point. Anything to makes the Romneys seem elitist.


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  • The Romneys are not elitist? What did Anne say on TV about their taxes? "That's all you people need to know."

    The Romneys drip with elitism.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    And Michelle "my $7,000 jacket" Obama is just a Wallmart gal, eh? You are a hypocrite, for sure.

  • In reply to publiusforum:

    My friend, the question is whether the Romneys are elitists. Your reply seems to concede that they are.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    So, you imagine just having money makes one "an elitist"? You also posit that this so-called elitism is bad. Then you must admit that your President and his rapacious wife are just such elitists. You admit that and we can talk further.

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