It is difficult to ascertain whether the latest bold call for Larry to run is a quick dash for the mayoral seat, a call to register for the race, or a plea to run from the racetrack as quickly as he can.
The problem is, as it stands today, the race for mayor is boiling down to a thoroughbred versus a pack of 100-1 underdogs.
This very personal call with a touching show of regard for the fine - emanates once again from the crypt. It is all the more puzzling, for it is backed up with a liberally splashed blue-bleeding, endorsement of the highly astute printing press.
I just cannot seem to shake away the very humorous image of Larry galloping fast, chased by a pack of snarky 100-1 underdogs and a diligent book-keeper from the valley - down the grid locked Red Hill Creek Expressway, past the blighted industrial base across the lower city, to the very core of the higher-than-market-rate Lister deal; and onward to the forecourt of the brand spanking new city hall - which silently stares back in bewilderment and slight embarrassment at the financially damaged mind-scape of an entire community.
One of the great blunders in sports history took place on this blindingly fast Irish stallion's back, when, in his three-year-old racing season, jockey Bill Shoemaker gave up a near-certain Kentucky Derby win by standing up a moment too early in his stirrups. (He thought he'd already won the race.) Gallant Man slowed just enough to let Iron Liege, ridden by legendary jockey Bill Hartack, to nose past him to a win.
With coronation-by-media-fiat in effect, the road to city hall from Iron Liege's perspective may look like this:
For Gallant Man, from Bill's perspective the same road above, may well appear like this:
[Jockey Bill's] pride-goeth-before-a-fall moment is often cited among racing fans as one of the worst tactical mistakes in the history of Thoroughbred horse racing...
What do you think my new dear friends, Howard and his men, are making of this jockeying blunder?
You must be logged in to comment.