Tonight, the Miss America finals was held in Las Vegas and apparently, only liberals need apply.
Miss New York won the contest. From what I can see, she didn't win any preliminary contest but she came out against armed guards in schools.
From the Huffington Post: A 23-year-old contestant from Brooklyn, N.Y., has won the title of Miss America.
Mallory Hagan won the Las Vegas beauty pageant Saturday night after tap dancing to James Brown's "Get Up Off of That Thing" and answering a question about whether armed guards belong in grade schools by saying we should not fight violence with violence.
Hagan defeated Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers, who took second, and Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, who finished third.
Hagan wins a $50,000 college scholarship and gets the crown for one year. Her platform was stopping child sexual abuse.
She is expected to spend her title reign on a nationwide speaking tour and raising money for the Children's Miracle Network, the organization's official charity. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/12/mallory-hagan-miss-america-2013_n_2465292.html
So, in the future, only Miss America candidates who are liberal need apply.
update: More evidence of a rigged pageant: From the LVRJ:
Miss South Carolina is the favorite to be crowned Miss America tonight at Planet Hollywood, according to a Las Vegas oddsmaker.
It's not legal in Nevada to bet on the Miss America pageant. But Johnny Avello, director of race and sports operations for Wynn and Encore, posted odds for entertainment purposes only.
Ali Rogers of Lauren, S.C., is the favorite at 8-to-1, according to Avello.
Her leading competition figures to come from Miss Oklahoma (Alicia Clifton, 10-1), Miss Wyoming (Lexie Madden, 12-1), Miss Kentucky (Jessica Casebolt, 13-1) and Miss Minnesota (Siri Freeh, 15-1), Miss Missouri (Tippe Emmott, 16-1), Miss Kansas (Sloane Lewis, 18-1) Miss Maryland (Joanna Guy, 20-1), Miss Florida (Laura McKeeman, 22-1) and Miss Arkansas (Sloane Roberts, 24-1).
Miss Nevada, Randi Sunquist of Elko, is listed at 75-1 to wear the crown.
Contestants from South Dakota, Connecticut and Indiana face the longest odds at 85-1. http://www.lvrj.com/news/miss-south-carolina-favorite-to-be-crowned-miss-america-186552141.html
Miss New York isn't even listed in the top 10.