If Lyn Mosbacher is to be believed, then Ann Romney is also quite capable of sounding like a cartoonish caricature of a rich person. In Jason Horowitz's profile of the socialite sisters and stalwart Republican fundraisers Georgette and Lyn Mosbacher, Lyn tells how Romney privately responded to a Democratic National Committee ad making fun of her horse Rafalca: her horse is better than them:
At the convention, they could be seen bickering outside exclusive donor powwows (“Don’t be upset,” Georgette pleaded with Lyn outside a brunch organized by billionaire Paul Singer. “It was an honest mistake.”) or giddily relaying how Ann Romney, for whom Georgette has served on the host committee for several fundraisers in New York, privately reacted to Democratic attacks on her dressage-competing mare. (“My horse has more style and more class in its hoof than they do in their whole deal,” Lyn recounts.)
Horowitz also wrote the piece in which Mitt Romney's high school classmates recounted a bullying incident and, back in 2007, when he worked for The New York Observer, the piece in which Joe Biden called Barack Obama "clean and articulate."
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