Two things, dear hearts. (1) God love him, Proud Patrolman is now a 10 year-old and we'd like to buy him so he can be retired from racing, but there's no way we can do that if the darn horse keeps doing so well! He raced Saturday and came in second. His owner won't sell him as long as he keeps that up, and we can't afford to claim him. On the other hand, my partner says perhaps retiring him isn't what the horse wants. He clearly loves to run, even if it's against somewhat shabby $4,000 claiming company. When he steps out onto the track to the sounds of "Call to Post," he does this cute little kick-up-his-heels thing, and you just know he's ready to go. My partner put $20 on him to win-place, and he paid $7.80 to place (per $2 bet), so it's hard to complain too much.
(2) Did anybody catch 60 Minutes last night? I couldn't believe Musharraf actually had the gall to sit there and say Benazir Bhutto was responsible for her own assassination. She shouldn't have stood up through the sunroof to wave to the crowd. Oh sure. And it's John F. Kennedy's fault for letting himself be driven through downtown Dallas, too! Then again, these are the folks who expect their women to wear burquas (or at the very least, be fully draped and wear a veil) because men can't control their sexual urges. If a woman is raped, it's her fault for provoking it. Let's remember this if Musharraf is ever assassinated. Hey, he should've just stayed indoors.