From the horse racing geniuses at Hugging Harold Reynolds comes this new hilarious angle to the Eight Belles story.
As you probably now know, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton put a bet on Eight Belles before the Derby. That of course has led to a number of jokes about how her political chances are now about the same as Eight Belles - dead.
But fortunately, the wackos at PETA decided they should up the ante.
In a move that is clearly in no way shape or form a way for PETA to whore itself out for national attention, the gasbag animal association is now bashing Clinton for being responsible for Eight Belles' death. Let's have a read of some of their letter to Clinton, shall we?
As a high profile political figure with the esteem of many women, I regret to say that your public support of horseracing—and specifically betting on Eight Belles—makes you culpable in her destruction. I ask you now to publicly condemn races like the Kentucky Derby. Eight Belles ran for her life and was fiercely whipped as she came down that final stretch when she was no doubt in a great deal of pain. We cannot call ourselves a civilized nation if we allow any living being to endure such abuse.Man, I'm in pain just reading that. And, of course, PETA took a home run swing as well.
Attending the Derby is as despicable as attending a dogfight.Well yes, except that I don't see Michael Vick shooting race horses in the head or drowning them. And I don't see horses fighting to the death against each other. But other than those totally minor differences, I mean they're absolutely identical.
Keep up the good work PETA, because you know how the old saying goes: "Those who constantly cry wolf are never ignored or made fun of." Or something like that.
[Hillary Clinton's Derby Pick Euthanized, PETA Holds Her Culpable - Hugging Harold Reynolds]