Why Paddy powers past the field
Here’s why Paddy Power makes the other bookies look flat-footed. Microsoft’s politically-incorrect move to turn a black model’s face white for an ad featuring three smiley happy people that ran in Poland has produced the predictable grovelling apology from the company.
Now Paddy (is that racist? – ed) is offering odds on the racial mix when the campaign for MS Office 2010 is launched. Here they are: 12/1 against white and Asian, 4/1 white only, and a reassuring 11/10 for the original mix of white, Afro-American and Asian. Bet on the favourite, I’d say.