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Rode him like a one-hump camel (?)

Posted by ESC on May 14, 2003

In Reply to: Rode him like a one-hump camel (?) posted by TheFallen on May 14, 2003

: : : What does this mean, I wonder?

: : : RODE HIM LIKE A ONE-HUMP CAMEL -- ".(State Auditor George) Adkins made a reputation pursuing state spending in former Gov. Julian Carroll's administration. 'We rode poor old Gov. Carroll like a one-humped camel,' (Michael Wayne) Gayhart said, chuckling. 'I don't mean that in a bad way, but we looked at every dirty little thing.'." Gayhart is a candidate for auditor in this year's election. From an article, "The Race for auditor: Both parties' hopefuls discount front-runner," The Herald-Leader, Lexington, Ky., May 14, 2003.

: : (Correcting newspaper.)

: What an odd expression. It clearly means "we hounded Gov. Carroll" or more colloquially "we were all over Gov. Carroll's ass", but I'd have thought that riding a one-humped camel was a difficult thing to do.

I can't figure it out. Maybe the auditors held on even though the ride was rough? Or there was no place to sit on a one-hump camel?