Friday, October 2, 2015

Tell those men with horses for hearts

Presidential aspirant Carly Fiorina nominates equoid equine role model:
Secretariat also had what’s called the “x-factor,” a gene located on the X-chromosome that causes an unusually large heart.* Fiorina says she identifies with this. “It’s about the size of his figurative heart, too.” **
Q: What is the difference between Fiorina and a horse?

A: Incitatus did make it into the Senate.

* The "X-linked mutation" theory seems to be an article of faith among a small circle of horseflesh enthusiasts, largely unsupported by evidence. No gene has been identified and no-one is looking for one.

** Secretariat's "figurative heart"? I can't even.

3 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Secretariat was a super star when I was a kid. Like Olga Korbut.
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rurritable said...

Q: What is the difference between Fiorina and a horse?

A: The Saudis let the horses travel on the same plane?

tigris said...

I think figurative traits are why-linked.