I didn’t know they still did the Miss America pageant. But they did it last night, and–of course: who would have doubted it?–they used the occasion to attack President Donald Trump and spew assorted Democrat talking points (https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/karen-townsend/2017/09/10/miss-america-contestants-condemn-president-trump).
I know, I know–a lot of you hate beauty pageants anyway. But surely, surely, if there’s any reason at all for having them–if there ever was a reason for it–the only conceivable reason would be to provide a couple hours’ worth of escape.
But no. No more escape. Instead, the finalists were grilled on political issues, with all of them–surprised? don’t be–toeing the liberal line. Did Donald Trump’s campaign collude with the Russians? (Well, gee, it’s one of those things anyone who wants to be Miss America would be expected to know.) Wasn’t Donald Trump like totally 100% wrong, wrong, wrong when he blamed the Charlottesville riot on both sides instead of just on “white supremacists”? And wasn’t he like totally 100% dead wrong again for pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Change Pact and thank you very much you bastard we’re all gonna die? And finally, shouldn’t all those Confederate statues which have been standing for 150 years without anybody even noticing them all be pulled down?
It was decided by the judges that Miss North Dakota gave the most Politically Correct answers of all the finalists in this PC spelling bee, so she is now Miss America.
I could’ve sworn they’d gotten rid of this thing sometime in the 1980s. But it, like the Oscars, is still here: a fantastic waste of time and money.