Trotta: "Double Standard" On Media Treatment Of Ann Romney And Jackie O
Liz Trotta: When Ann Romney showed up at the Olympics equestrian competition in London's Greenwich Park last week, the media scrum around her would lead some to believe that Michael Phelps had dropped in.
Mrs. Romney was there to watch her horse, Rafalca, compete in dressage, once the sport of ancient kings. The uninitiated call it 'horse ballet.' Rafalca, a German-bred mare, didn't miss a pirouette as her patron cheered and pronounced the performance constant and elegant.
Some would say not unlike her mistress, Ann Romney, is not to be taken lightly. Perhaps that's why President Obama's political operatives, most of them women of the left, have the knives out for her, casting the potential first lady of the United States as a modern day Marie Antoinette, out of touch with common folk.
The Democrats even made a lame campaign commercial mocking Rafalca.
Funny. I wonder why Jackie Kennedy comes to mind? Didn't she like horses, posing endlessly atop her mounts at various family estates here and abroad or wherever the horses hung out?
How about all those summer races up on Cape Code? Some time ago I attended one and actually saw a Kennedy rider fall off her horse. It was big news, but laced with the extra sensitivity the media usually employees when dealing with Knights and ladies in the court of Camelot.
Lest you missed my point, there seems to be a double standard.