Miss South Carolina is Right

So I probably don't need to add yet another post touching upon Miss South Carolina's world-famous answer to the question of why so many Americans can't spot the US on a map at the Miss Teen USA pageant

"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 I believe that our education like, such as in South Africa, and, 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., and 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."

However, I think that this girl is getting a bad rap for one reason only: jealousy.

Of course everyone's jealous of her prettiness. Give me a break. She's perfect! She's everyone's dream girl! Her hair shines, she has a pretty smile, she's slender, she seems sweet, she has the tiniest lisp. She's making me start questioning my own high school experience and start thinking that maybe I had a crush on her.

However that's not the main reason everyone's reacting with such vitriol to this speech. It's because she's right.


    Some US Americans don't have maps.
    South Africa and Iraq are countries that are on maps. But is that really fair?
    Such as. Such as!
    Our education in the US should help the US. But does it?
    We should help Iraq and South Africa, even if they are on the maps and such as US Education
    We do need to build up our future for our children, regardless of maps and Iraq and South Africa
    We really should our education

I don't know, it makes perfect sense to me but then again I only was a National Merit Scholar finalist and got an 800 on the verbal on my SATs and went to Georgetown University and am about to get my Masters degree from Northwestern University. Not everyone in the US, maps or not, is as bright as I. So maybe Miss SC should have dumbed it down a little.

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