Steve Colbert says that Romney is being coy about his vice presidential pick. But Mitt can’t outwit the crafty political pundit; he’s figured it out. Romney’s selecting Rafalca, the family horse, who’s been busy competing in dressage at the Olympics. “It’s a historic choice, like Sarah Palin,” Colbert says, “and like Palin, Rafalca’s female, also doesn’t read newspapers, and has completed the same number of terms as governor.”
But Rafalca has a handicap; I hear he might be Arabian. I defy Romney to produce papers proving otherwise. Some say the high-stepping, show ring Olympian is not bland enough and would, undoubtedly, out-flash the GOP candidate.
Should Rafalca be in the running, he would first have to be examined by the vet—the “veep vetter,” that is, to determine whether he ever used performance enhancing drugs or provided sex for pay—two areas where those of his breed might be open to scrutiny.
Lesser contenders for vice president are jockeying for position on this politically muddy track. As they enter the home stretch, Republicans are holding their nose and placing their bets. Will it be Rafalca, or Marco, or Jeb, or Condi or Bobby or Timmy? Or some dark horse, yet unknown. In the GOP field of political nags, Rafalca, looks like an odds on favorite for one reason alone: he will keep his mouth shut—something you can’t always count on in a vice presidential candidate.