This is Nicole Nason, thirty-seven, the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the past year and a half. A photo of her not this one appears in the Car and Driver 10Best issue (January) with the questionable caption RILF ALERT. The R is for “regulator,” I presume. And despite releases like this, which argues that fragile old people are more likely to be injured in accidents than the young and hearty, somehow she’s a lot less controversial than, oh, let’s say, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino.
I realize that this is something less than Breaking News, but the alternative item in the can was a bit about those ghastly Manolo Blahniks for Men, and I wasn’t about to look at them every day for the next week while they slowly move down the front page. Contrary to popular belief, even I have standards.