Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 03:03:19 EDT
From: "Barry A. Popik"
Subject: "...And the Horse You Rode In On"

William Safire's last few columns have been extremely weak. Today's
column was inspired by Ken Starr and James Carville--Washington, D. C. AGAIN.
Safire credits Fred Shapiro's research with the earliest "high moment,"
although my guess is that it dates much earlier than the Civil War.
The second part of the column is about "...and the horse you rode in on."
It's The New York Times, so we don't have the full phrase:

"F--- you! And the horse you rode in on!"

And if you don't have that, why run the thing?
This is probably an extension of a similar, very popular phrase from THE

"I'll get you, my pretty! And your little dog Toto, too!"

THE WIZARD OF OZ became _really_ popular after it was shown on
television in the 1950s and 1960s. Other popular tv shows were westerns--that
had lots and lots of horses.

Sunday's (28 June 1998) New York Post, pg. 11, "Neal Travis' New York,"
states that Lauren Hutton is the woman "for whom the term 'supermodel' was
invented." As I researched in great detail last year, the first "supermodel"
was Naomi Sims.
The New York Post and New York Daily News have been putting the New York
Yankees on the front AND back pages of their newspapers, hyping the "Subway
Series." As I researched in great detail...