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Conservatives recall well the Miss USA fiasco last year.  Carrie Prejean, Miss California USA was asked the infamous question about Proposition 8 in California, reversing the state supreme court’s decision establishing a state constitutional right to gay marriage.  She stated she supported it.  Some, including Prejean, have suggested that she lost the crown due to the answer.  She’s probably right. 

What I said privately was that the question should have been thrown out. 

Guess what:  It happened again!  Miss Oklahoma was asked about the Arizona immigration question and lost out to Miss Michigan, the first Arab-American Miss USA.  I do not adhere to conspiracy theories but conservatives are unfairly targeted. 

Hence my advice:  I doubt Donald Trump reads this blog but he probably has people searching his name regularly (Trump partly owns the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageant with NBC Universal) so here’s my advice:  No more political questions.  No questions about gay marriage and Arizona’s immigration laws.  They are unfair.  Simply instruct the MC to throw out the question publicly and turn to another judge and it’ll stop.

Here’s my advice to curvy supermodels who aspire to be Miss USA/Universe etc.  (Not that supermodels regularly seek out my advice!)  Say something like this:  I think that Miss USA represents all the people and especially the Donald Trump Organization and thus I cannot have an opinion as Miss USA as to issues like that.

If the next Miss USA uses my answer and wins, give me credit!

I am disappointed with the tone of beauty pageants.  Lingerie shoots and bikinis do not enhance the pageant one bit.  I tried in my high school to discourage a very attractive girl from going to the next level (she was Miss Wurzburg American High School) due to the issue of treating women as objects.  She was sympathetic but did not elect to take my advice!  I wonder today if a nice believing gal down the street can even be in a pageant at that level anymore.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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