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Friday, September 26, 2008

Two Beauty Queens

Runner up in the 1984 Miss Alaska contest, Sarah Palin, when asked how being Governor of Alaska enhances her foreign policy credentials, says -

It's very important when you consider even national-security issues with Russia. As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right next to, they are right next to our state.

Winner of Miss Teen South Carolina 2007, Caitlin Upton, responding to why she thinks 20% Americans can't locate America on a map says -

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, uh, education like such as, uh, 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, or, 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.

There is a good chance that Upton might be on the Republican ticket in 2032.