All is not lost though because two days later, Miss California's answer to the gay marriage question and the ensuing spitting match between her and Perez Hilton (who took offense to her answer to his question) is still looping continuously on CNN. In fact, it's running right next to stories about an eleven year old who hanged himself because of school bullies, the Craigslist serial killer, the guy who was drunk and drove his kids into the water killing all five of them, those poor dead horses in Florida (all 21 of them) and the female Sunday school teacher who sexually assaulted and killed a seven year old child.
I ask you, in light of all of that, do you care about Miss California and the question that laid her low? I know that I don't. Really, I believe in my heart of hearts that if a same sex marriage is what makes other people happy, then it should be allowed wherever they live. A partnership is just that and all people should be entitled to enter into lifetime arrangements of their choice. I don't care about Perez Hilton's soapbox either. Everyone is entitled to their beliefs and opinions. For the life of me, I don't understand why the content of this woman's answer is an outrage-raping and killing a seven year old is an outrage. Miss California used her first amendment rights and said this was not for her. Last I heard, this was still a free country and she used that to speak her mind. I didn't hear her condemn anyone for their beliefs-including Perez Hilton's. What Miss California said does not upset me like it did Mr. Hilton, but it did not strike me as particularly articulate, which is something I'd want from my Miss USA spokesperson. Truth be told, that's why I've got my hair in a knot. I think the least we should expect from diplomats and spokespersons is eloquence.
But here's the catch: Does anyone really believe Miss California (or any beauty contestant for that matter) is any sort of a diplomat as Perez Hilton says she should be? She could be down the road, but for right now, she was a beauty show contestant. Nothing more, nothing less. If that's where we're headed, just like with music artists, and physical beauty is to be the key that unlocks the door to a job in diplomacy, God help us. I'll take brains over beauty every day.
Would these women have been considered as potential contestants for beauties? To be sure, there is much to be said for a beautiful mind, but our society seems to value something else entirely.
This media fueled celebrity narcissism is getting on my last nerve. It's not important. Now, does anyone know who actually won Miss USA? She seems to be losing out on her 15 minutes.