SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Bob Dole thinks President Clinton's sex scandal could help put a woman in the White House.

In town for a symposium, Dole said the nation will have a female president or vice president ``very soon.''

``I think all this scandal helps, too,'' Dole said. ``I think people are looking at women for integrity and leadership.''

His first choice for the job is his wife, Elizabeth.

``In fact I even bought six caps _ I didn't want too big an inventory _ they say, `Elizabeth 2000,''' Dole said, adding that he has three left.

The longtime senator and failed presidential candidate was a speaker at the fifth annual Insights symposium, which brings prominent world figures together to discuss current topics. Among those joining Dole were former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and retired anchorman Walter Cronkite.