Tuesday, August 28, 2007

map this

By now you've probably heard about Miss South Carolina's failed run at public speaking during the Q&A portion of the Teen USA pageant. When asked why one-fifth of Americans can't locate America on a map, she responded:

"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, 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 us."

Transcription courtesy of Best Week Ever. You can watch a video clip of her answer here.

Amazingly, she still finished third.

Nerves or stupidity?