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Miss South Carolina on Geography

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Why do pageants even exist anymore?  They seem like an outdated concept left over from the 50’s.  Maybe they exist just for the humor value of someone like fourth-place finisher Miss South Carolina ruminating on America’s lack of geography knowledge.  Here’s the transcript (via Wikipedia):

Question from Aimee Teagarden: “Recent polls have shown a fifth of American’s can’t locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?”

Answer from Laura Caitlin Upton: “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, I, education like such as uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the US should help the US, uh, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.”

via BoingBoing


Written by Scott

August 28, 2007 at 8:35 am

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