Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Miss USA 2009: The On-going California Controversy

I'm sure some of you are sick of this topic, but it's still all over the news and this is a pageant blog...


I think Carrie is the most well spoken that I have heard her in the video above. However, I can not stand that she is making herself a martyr! It's not what she said, but how she said it; more below...

The Today Show

This segment is a hot mess, just like California's answer!

Someone needs to get word to Matt Laur that beauty queens and hot issues are nothing new! It's called Miss America, Matt.

I completely disagree with Claudia Jordan and the idea that pageant women need to be even more docile in their beliefs than politicians. Memo to the female reporter, there are no "correct answers" in beauty pageants; the important thing is your delivery. Pageant woman can and should have strong opinions on important social issues, they just need to know HOW, WHEN and WHERE to speak about them!

Finally, I can't believe Carrie is hiding behind her religion and claiming that she wouldn't have phrased things differently. My face is turning blue, but I will say it again, she didn't lose because of her beliefs. She lost because didn't listen to the question and thus, gave an illogical non-answer. I am disappointed with Today for suggesting that she lost because "she spoke from her heart" or that she has integrity for not pandering to the judges.

It's hilarious to me that Carrie says, "when I'm asked a specific question, I'm going to give a specific answer." Okay, honey, then why didn't you? She can stay true to herself and her God and defend her 'opposite' marriage all she wants, but she at least needs to acknowledge that poor delivery played a part in it!


  1. I agree that Carrie did not phrase her answer correctly and did not directly answer the question. I would have deducted points for that alone. But, it is obvious that Hilton deducted points based on her opinion, which probably cost her the crown.

  2. She did answer the question. Could she have answered the question better? Absolutely. She got hung up on a couple words but other than that she DID answer the question. Should the other US states follow in the footsteps of Vermont? She said no because a marriage is between a man and a woman.

  3. I feel strongly that she did NOT answer the question. She never said "no." She said, "in my country and in my family I think I believe marriage is between a man and a woman."

    You might be giving her a pass because of the "in my country" part of it, but at that point she was just rambling and that statement is nonsensical. To me it doesn't count; it doesn't articulate what each state should do. It was part of her general opinion that marriage is between a man and a women.

    My huge sticking point is that there are people who share her opinion, but still have no problem with it being legal. Thus, she needed to be more articulate. In a post above I used an abortion example, and another example is guns. You may not personally believe in keeping a gun in your house, but you can respect other people's legal right to have one.


  4. I share her opinion and I do not think same sex marriages should be legalized. Man and woman were made to be together. Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.

  5. You have a right to that opinion, but you're not witty.

    Our government is supposed to be a separation of church and state. You can believe whatever you want, but our laws should not reflect religious views. Please realize that this country was founded by people escaping religious persecution! Yet, we are now persecuting people because they don't worship your bible and don't believe in your Adam and Eve.

    I think that is very sad and I hope and believe that my generation will see a equality.



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