Steve Cotler

Steve Cotler

The Filly is Put Down

Kentucky derby

Hillary Clinton
© Time
While campaigning in Kentucky on Thursday, Hillary Clinton, identifying with Eight Belles, the only filly running in the 134th Kentucky Derby, said, “I want everybody to place a little money on the filly.”

Today, Eight Belles came in second to Big Brown, collapsed, broke both front ankles, and had to be euthanized on the track.

Coincidence? Metaphor? Cosmic joke?


  1. Steve,

    I have no idea if you remember me, i’m Len Oppenheim’s son, all “grown up now” and living out in Portland, Oregon, fighting the good fight (read: writing about the cosmic joke that is mankind, and trying to create order amidst the chaos that still requires of me to do enough to aquire shelter, bread, and water)…at any rate, I was hit by a car, so now I have an INCREDIBLE amount of time to read and surf the net. My dad sent me a link to your page, and i’m sure glad he did.

    While I like and appreciate a lot more than this short quip, I just had to write you and let you know that this made me laugh so hard my four broken ribs are officially angry with your website and keen sense of humor.

    thanks for the laugh, the insight, and for doing what all good people do; telling it like they think it is, with no regard to social conformity and pressure.

    all my best,


  2. Steve says:

    Of course I remember you! May your ribs heal and your laughter continue.

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