The Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker says that despite the “assumption that a female president is inevitable, and likely soonish, it’s surprisingly difficult to come up with a name”. “Briefly, Hillary Clinton seemed the obvious answer. For a flicker, Sarah Palin was an entertaining notion -- and remains so among a certain contingent of stubborn optimists. Other names surface now and then -- Meg Whitman, Condoleezza Rice, Janet Napolitano, to name a few. But who, really, is likely to shatter the White House ceiling? And does America, for all our talk of equality, really want a woman in the highest office? Washington Post writer Anne Kornblut explores those questions in her excellent new book, ‘Notes From the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin and What It Will Take for a Woman to Win.’ As a reporter on the presidential campaign trail, Kornblut had a front-row seat to history, watching two women rise and fall from the top tickets -- one a presidential and the other a vice presidential candidate.”