Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, Miss USA First Runner-Up
Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, Miss USA First Runner-Up

Of course, no one should be surprised about politics in a Miss USA pageant.  It’s just that it used to be more behind the scenes.  Now it seems to be the basis upon which you are chosen.

Last night Miss Oklahoma, in her Q&A, clearly answered a loaded political question in support of the Arizona immigration law and state’s rights.  Even though she was odds-on favorite to win, she was then chosen first runner up ….to the winner, Miss Michigan, Muslim and “Arab-American”, who reportedly has ties to or supports Hezbollah.

Miss Michigan almost fell down on stage, yet still won the pageant.  I guess political correctness long ago overtook grace as a factor in these pageants?!?

Oh, and Miss Michigan also gave a politically correct answer about healthcare-funded birth control….it is OK, she believes, because it is “so costly”.

From FoxNews:

During the interview portion, Fakih was also asked a question on a hot-button issue. She was asked whether she thought birth control should be paid for by health insurance, and she said she believed it should because it’s costly.

“I believe that birth control is just like every other medication, even though it’s a controlled substance,” Fakih said.

Michelle Malkin is even more clear about the “gaffetastic” Miss Michigan :

She nearly tripped over her gown.

She called birth control a “controlled substance.”

She argued that contraceptives should be covered by health insurers because they are “expensive” — and then said you could get them for “free” from your OB/GYN’s office……

…..Does this woman know what a “controlled substance” is?

More importantly: Does she even comprehend the concept of insurance? The purpose of insurance isn’t to cover every last medical expense. It’s supposed to cover events that are beyond your control. Should auto insurers now cover oil changes and satellite radio installations? I mean, hey, they’re “expensive,” too!

More on the blatant political question, which seems to be a re-run of last year’s pageant:

Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard was a top contestant for the Miss USA crown this year. But, after she came out in support of the Arizona immigration law she was forced to take a back seat to Miss Michigan. Miss Oklahoma was runner up in this year’s competition.

Here is how she handled the toughest political question of the night:

Apparently, although a great majority of Americans (62-73%) agree with her, the judges didn’t like her answer. She placed second.

Instead, Miss Michigan Rima Fakih, an Arab American whose family reportedly has strong ties to the Hezbollah terror organization, won the crown.


As one commenter at Gateway Pundit put it:

Miss Fakih should have been asked how she as a muslim woman can support a religion where women are treated like animals. Why do only conservative women get asked political questions and then punished for their opinions?

Kudos to Miss Oklahoma for supporting, under stress, the Arizona Immigration law!