4 May 2003
Running beyond the roses
As everyone now knows, Funny Cide is the first gelding to win the Kentucky Derby in over seventy years.
You can't tell me that at least some of the two or three dozen Democrats running for President in 2004 don't find this auspicious, even heartening; the Democrats haven't sent a gelding to the White House since [insert date here]. Posted at 9:08 AM to Political Science Fiction
[phone rings at Chappaqua]
"Bill? Hill. Have you seen the news from the Derby?"
"Seen it? I lost twelve big ones."
"The winning horse was a gelding."
"I think I know a way we can get you back in the White House."
"Bill? Bill, are you there? Bill, DID YOU JUST HANG UP ON ME!!??"
I've always suspected she was ready with the garden shears, should the opportunity present itself.