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To: ottbmare
But it’s okay for Michael Bloomberg’s daughter Georgina to be a top-level equestrian competitor, too. They’re liberal, so no problem.

Not their faults that their fathers are d-bags.

12 posted on 12/03/2012 9:50:45 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m a horsewoman myself, as you can probably guess from my username. I don’t begrudge either of the young ladies their success—they’re actually very good and work extremely hard. It’s not easier for them because they’re rich, since show jumping is a sport in which all of the competitors are either rich, or are sponsored by very rich people or nations or corporations. It hurts just as badly to hit the ground when you’re rich as when you’re poor. Rich, poor, or in between, you sweat just as much when you’re riding, and you get just as exhausted, and have to control your mind, body, and emotions just as much.

My point, however, is that the press carries fawning articles about Misses Bloomberg and Springsteen, while they condemn Mrs. Romney for pursuing a sport she got into as a form of therapy, and for contributing millions of dollars to the US effort to win a medal in dressage.


16 posted on 12/03/2012 10:18:00 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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