Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Whinsey goes after Rielle Hunter



In order to keep my mind off my sadness, I've been following the equestrian Olympics obsessively, including forums where it's all chewed over. In the process, I learned about Lisa Druck aka Rielle Hunter, the slime-bo John Edwards had the affair with.

Her past in the horse world is beyond sordid. You can read about it in this espn article, but you may not want to as it will make you sick. In brief summary her father James Druck was an attorney and horse owner in Florida . He taught a lowlife groom, nicknamed "the Sandman" how to electrocute horses in order to get insurance money, (and from the very insurance company that Druck worked for.) When his daughter Lisa's $150,000 horse was for sale, and was only getting offers of $125,000, he arranged for the horse's murder. Some articles imply she was in on it, others that she wasn't. It was part of a huge horse scandal that somehow I didn't hear about in late 80's early 90's.

I was a John Edwards supporter (dope). During the debates last year I thought, "I wish he didn't flutter his eyelids so much. It makes him look dishonest." Guess I was on to something. In the picture above he's saying "I feel blessed" but there was no room to add it. I find that to be a particularly obnoxious saying and perfect match for those fluttering eyelids.

One of the gold medal team riders at this year's Olympics is the SON of a man convicted of horse murders during that same period. This is also fact, not rumor. And the athlete still claims his father is his trainer. This has set fires off in the horse forum world.

(at least if I'm angry I'm not feeling sad.)

Don't worry, the Druck is on Whinsey's radar.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anger is the first stage of grief, blah blah blah. Forgive that cliche. These are horrific horse stories you're telling us about, Sally; I didn't know about them either. I've always liked your writing about animals---wildlife and domestic animals, fish and fowl and all other. The natural world struggles to be natural. Our companions in life (not meaning the human family) are beloved in fact and imagination. They can return us to something not mechanical, predictable or profitable, and the cruelties they suffer, whether of accident or intent, are heartbreaking.

RHSteeleOH said...

Whinsey is awesome. She is the coolest horse I know.

Linda said...

I was so glad to see Whinsey's picture on your blog; and then I was horrified. I'm glad to read the words of anonymous up there; anonymous speaks for me, too.

Namowal said...

I couldn't believe what I was reading when I clicked on that espn article. What a pack of twisted goons! Makes me mad that "The Sandman" got a small jail sentence and is now a "model citizen" (psychopaths are good at the model citizen thing) and owns a horse farm. Disgusting. I hope a horse kicks him.

stray g said...

Really spooky and weird that she is the same woman! Great to see Whinsey!

Anonymous said...

It was the hairdo expense, Sally, as well as the eyelashes. The bright lights hurt his eyes, making him blink/bat too much, but you'd think a trial lawyer would be used to that. At least he didn't blame his humble hard working parents.

linda said...

I didn't read the link until now. I'm dumbfounded.

Sally said...

It's a dreadful story. It's disgusting.