Monday, August 27, 2007

You give blondes a bad name...

After reading this article about the Miss Teen contestant's answer to the thought provoking 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?", I truly have to question the state of education in the U.S.. This child was obviously left behind in a nation where "no child left behind" seems to be the motto. I honestly hope that it was nothing more than a bad case of nerves, but these ladies train for these events like athletes train for the Olympics, so it is hard to believe it is nothing more than a case of stage fright.

The South Carolina beauty gave this strange, grammarless response:

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 education like such as in 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., er, 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.

It was bad enough reading her response, but to actually watch it was almost painful. Check it out

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Reading it was painful enough for me. Wow- really scary to think of what our future will be like with these people leading our country.