By now, anyone that has not been hiding under a rock has heard something about a pretty little Miss Teen South Carolina spewing out sentence fragments and haphazard ideas that somewhat form a coherent answer, to an otherwise simple question. Lauren Caitlin Upton, Miss Teen South Carolina, was asked a question, “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the
“I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and that I believe our education, such as in South Africa and 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., or should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future.” — Miss Teen South Carolina
Ok. So as you can see, her answer doesn’t make that much sense and she refers to
What disturbs me is more than five million people have viewed the clip on YouTube, she has been on NBC’s Today Show to let the world know she’s not really that dumb, she has a geography quiz on People.com, and there are now talks about future dollars to be made by exploiting her answer. One reader went on to say that if her manager plays his cards right, she’ll be making lots of money doing spoofs on TV shows and possible endorsements from places like MapQuest or Google Maps. And that right there is the power of spin.
As soon as she opened her mouth and started babbling on about the