Monday, August 22, 2011

Biden Gifted With Mongolian Horse: Horse Objects to New Name

Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia today, the first US VP to visit since 1942.  The Mongolians decided to show their excitement over the visit by gifting the Veep with what, in their pastoral culture, is one of the most precious gifts that can be bestowed, a Mongolian horse.

Biden named the horse "Celtic," which is reportedly the Secret Service's code name for Biden (not very secret, now is it?)  The horse, perhaps unimpressed with his new name, became what press correspondents called " a bit excited" and reared up on Biden.  Perhaps the petite pony was trying to tell Biden his name was Batukhan, a Mongolian name that means Firm Ruler.  It's clear who'll be wearing the pants in that relationship!

Biden later posed with Mongolian wrestlers and camels.  By all accounts, they liked him better than his new horse did.

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