June 27, 2005
Another Tidbit From the Wide World of Stupid Sportsmen
Danica Patrick, the race car driving cutie (I can say that, 'cause I'm a girl, too), has had some puzzling conversations with F1 honcho (and apparent idiot) Bernie Ecclestone lately.
He had congratulated the IRL rookie for her performance at the Indy 500, but also reiterated remarks he had made during an interview at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the U.S. Grand Prix was being held.
Among the comments Ecclestone made in the interview and to Patrick was that "Women should be all dressed in white like all other domestic appliances."
If he meant that as a joke, he needs better writers. How about this one, Bernie? "Well, now, at least there ain't no parallel parking at the racetrack. Because she'd be too busy touching up her makeup in the rearview mirror, and if women ran the world we'd have a war every 30 days, and caw! CAW! CAW!"
Later, he tried to make amends:
"He said that ... he didn't mean to be harmful to me," said Patrick, who received a phone message from Ecclestone when she got off a plane. "He said, 'I wasn't trying to insult you. Quite the opposite, really."'
It's the last part of the pseudoapology that is the least plausible. He's going to characterize that as a compliment? Whatever. Shush now.