RUSH: So California Chrome, the horse that’s gonna be running the Triple Crown. You’re saying, “What? A horse? With everything going on out there?” Yeah, ’cause it’s important, folks. You see, California Chrome was possibly violating the rules of horse racing by wearing Breathe Right nasal strips, a whole bunch of ’em, on the snout, or the snoot, the nose. And this, of course, allowed the horse to breathe more easily.
Now American athletes in all sports use the Breathe Right nasal strips. I don’t know if Breathe Right is the brand name, but it’s the same principle. And they asked last week after the horse won the Preakness, the Belmont Stakes comes up, that’s Triple Crown, and the owners of the horse said they want to continue using the strips. And the gods of horse racing say, “Wait a minute, wait a minute, we’ve gotta check into this.” They got an answer back in two days.
Now, imagine if you’re in a VA hospital, in Arizona, and you’ve been promised to be on a special waiting list where you are going to get advanced treatment, preferential treatment ’cause you’re on a special waiting list. And then you wait, and you wait, and you wait, and all the while you see that a horse has his request answered in two days, or the owners of the horse get the request answered in two days. But you are on the list and you die before treatment. That happened.