May 3, 2008

2008 Kentucky Derby

Yesterday Hillary Clinton was saying about today's Kentucky Derby, 'Put a bet on Eight Belles for me - she's the only filly in the race."
So what happens? Big Brown wins! And Eight Belles not only places second, but collapses right afterwards and breaks both front ankles, and is euthanized immediately....
Um, Hillary, any comment...? Isn't this going to be a talking point for the next couple of days? Have you just lost yourself the primaries in three days time?
And just how does this happen? Is this Jung's theory of synchronicity in action? Was it foreknowledge on her part? Was it an inadvertent curse she set? Is it simply too funny, and the gods do it so that (almost) everyone can laugh at the mysterious poetry of the universe?