Vice *Resident Mike Pence was down in Kentucky doing a little politicin’ and decided to do a photo-op with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
That was his first mistake.
“American Pharoah has it all these days. By becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in 2015, the horse secured a life of pampering and mating at Coolmore's Ashford Stud Farm in Versailles, Kentucky.
He also enjoys visits from figures such as Vice President Mike Pence, who visited the horse on the farm in March 2018 while campaigning for Garland “Andy” Barr, (R-Ky). Except apparently Pharoah's interaction with the former governor of Indiana didn't go so well, at least in Pence's version of the events, per multiple reports.
On Friday at a policy retreat for House Republicans in Baltimore, Pence claimed he was bitten so hard on the arm by American Pharoah that he nearly collapsed. The point of the story was to offer a metaphor for Republicans' hopes of retaking the House next year.”
For his part Coolmore's Ashford Stud Farm manager Dermot Ryan doubts the incident occurred.
“If he gave someone a nasty bite, I’d know it,” Ryan told McClatchy DC.”
Yeah, but Dermot, what if instead of grabbing the reins, the Vice-Dominionist was surreptitiously reaching underneath Pharoah to fit him with the horsey chastity belt Mother had sent along to curb the wayward stud’s forays into extra-marital sex?
Would the Triple Crown winner take exception to that?
I really don’t see an advantage to Pence in making this up, and have to chalk up the nip to Pharoah’s exceptional breeding:
“Everyone knows American Pharoah as the wonder-horse who charged to Triple Crown glory last year, but what is the thoroughbred like behind closed stable doors?“Super intelligent and kind,” according to John Hall, who looked after him in his younger days at Taylor Made Farm, near Nicholasville, Kentucky.
We'll never get George W. Bush with-in a mile of the place, but I can think of any number of GOPeers I’d like American Pharoah to practice his kindness on, starting with the Mango Marshmallow and #rapey Kavanaugh.
But perhaps in their case he will aim lower…