August 25, 2007
I Can Has a Tiara?
Question: "Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the United States on a world map. Why do you think this is?"
Miss Teen South Carolina: "I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, uh...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., err, 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..."
Oh my god. No one can be that dumb. I want those 30 seconds of my life back. I feel dumber for having watched that. Let's end the interview portion of this competition. It's obviously not her long suit.
Posted by Rob Kiser on August 25, 2007 at 08:45 PM
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Ouch! My ears need overhaul. I couldn't possibly hear what I've heard..
Posted by: Uzi on August 26, 2007 at 02:08 PM
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Posted by: Robert R. on August 31, 2007 at 09:17 AM
Someone's set up a website to rectify this horrible problem.
Posted by: Alice H on September 02, 2007 at 12:04 AM