Linda Kaplan Thaler is more accomplished, talented, caring and far smarter than I am. I know because it says so right here. Today she appeared on Kudlow & Company to say that if pretty little Danica Patrick wins at Indy this weekend, it'll so revolutionize our culture that we'll all go out and elect a woman president in 2008.
That's an easy prediction to make all of a sudden, isn't it?
An equally easy prediction from Kaplan Thaler: if Patrick wins, she'll instantly be everywhere, selling us everything. A trickier question is if Patrick can sell everyone on Indy racing. ABC's trying hard but the commentors at Lost Remote are unimpressed. Maybe a woman is just what they need.
DAY AFTER UPDATE: Patrick didn't win but she did get people to watch. Ratings were up 40% over last year. Of course, it remains to be seen how this will affect the presidential election.