Setting the Record Straight

October 2, 2008


Beauty Queens for VEEP

     Warning: This could be painful to read.  

     Teenage contestant from South Carolina in the Miss Teen USA beauty pageant last year:

     Question: “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?”

     Response: “I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so, because, uh, some…people out there in our nation don’t have maps, and, uh, I believe that our education like such as South Africa and, uh, the Iraq everywhere like, such as and…I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children….”

     Forty-four-year-old woman from Alaska in the campaign to be vice president of the USA:

     Question: “What other Supreme Court decisions [other than Roe vs. Wade] do you disagree with?”

     Response: “Well, let’s see. There’s, of course—in the great history of America rulings, there have been rulings, that’s never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So, you know, going through the history of America, there would be, there would be others but….”



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