Ah yes, every time the Vice President speaks I have something to write about. The VP stopped off in Mongolia – #wasteofgas – on his East Asian tour. The Mongolian’s were not just happy, but shocked that anyone in America both knew or cared about Mongolia – the answer is neither for both. Also they must have been surprised at the strange new clothes these explorers brought with them
“The horse is the most important animal in Mongolia,” an aide traveling with Biden told reporters. “It is the lifeblood of the country (nomadic history), so giving a horse is one of the most meaningful gifts that can be given.”
During the presentation ceremony, U.S. Ambassador Jonathan Addleton placed a blue ribbon around the horse’s neck, and Biden tied two knots in it — a symbolic display meant to signal importance. Biden said that he named the horse “Celtic.”
But the horse apparently did not respond in kind.
Press pool accounts of the moment said the horse “got a bit excited” by Biden’s gesture and had to be taken away. (Aides said it would not be returning to the U.S. on Air Force 2.)
Why would you name the horse after the ethnicity of an entirely different people group? I can just see the VP like a little kid stamping his foot and asking the captain of Air Force 2 “Why can’t I take my horsey along?”
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