I know the Miss America pageant does not include an IQ exam, but Miss America (and Miss New York) Mallory Hagan’s response to a question on gun violence is moronic:
Moments before she won, “Good Morning America” weatherman Sam Champion asked her if schools should hire armed guards in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. shooting.
“I don’t think the proper way to fight violence is with violence,” she replied. “I think the proper way is to educate people on guns and the ways we can use them properly. We can lock them up, we can have gun safety classes, we can have a longer waiting period.”
Never mind our kickback after 9/11 or Pearl Harbor. Let’s fight violence with tiaras. Brooklyn (Mallory’s home borough), whisky tango foxtrot?(Ignore the first entry at the link, the World Taekwondo Federation. Scroll down for better WTFness.)
The Miss America beauty pageant is usually a tame affair. Ladies from all our fifty states (plus the District and other territories) highlight their various skills and try to keep their cheese soufflés together as they strut around in their swimsuits.
But this year, a couple of compelling stories are invading the internet. Like Miss Montana, Alexis Wineman, who is the first Miss America contestant with autism.