God Bless Miss Teen America

This has been making the internet rounds today, and…..whoa. I can’t believe this actually happened. Make sure to notice Slater’s (the host’s) expression at the very end of the clip. He’s barely keeping it together. I have transcribed the event for your enjoyment.

Q: Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the US on a world map. Why do you think this is?

A: I perSONally belieeeve, thaaat U.S. Americans are unable to do sooo becAUse, uh, sooo-me people, out there in our nation, don’t hAVe maps…and, uh, I believe that our education, like such as South Africaaa and The Eye-rack everywhere, like, such as… and, I believe that theeey shoooould, uh, our education over HERE, in the U.S. should help the U.S., or should help South Africa, it should help The Eye-rack and the Asian countrieees, so that we will be able to build up our future. For our…

Slater: Thank you very much, South Carolina.


I think she makes some very good points. Everyone deserves a map.


10 Responses to “God Bless Miss Teen America”

  1. 1 ashley August 27, 2007 at 11:07 am

    how can she live with herself?
    what a tool!

  2. 2 Cousin Mary August 27, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    Hmmmm… I wish she could have expanded a little more. Would love to know what she thinks the US (if that is who she means by ‘us’ and ‘our’) should do for South Africa and the Eye Rack. But perhaps she thinks she lives in the South Africa part of the US? Does she have a map?

  3. 3 Kathleen August 27, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    “…our education over here, in the U.S. should help the U.S.”

    This young lady expresses the convictions of a futuure policy maker for American educaiton.

  4. 4 Kathleen August 27, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Perhaps she should become a leader in Spelling Policy, and help me out.

  5. 5 Cousin Mary August 27, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    Kathleen, If you hadn’t posted the second comment you would have gotten away with the misspelling as sarcasm. I was giving you credit!

  6. 6 Glenn August 28, 2007 at 12:10 am

    Holy. Mother. of. God.

  7. 7 Ellie August 29, 2007 at 1:58 am

    Kate, dear sis, please make another post about the Great Minnesota Get-Together while you are home cause I really wish I could go to the fair.

    Hi Cousin Mary! I love the family participation.

  8. 8 i_love_barrage August 29, 2007 at 11:49 am

    US Americans out of the Eye-rack

  9. 9 Cousin Mary August 30, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    Hi Ellie! We went to the fair last Saturday. So much fun; I love the fair. Watched the amateur talent contest at one of the bandshells, saw the horses, did not enjoy the food very much however. We got caught in the crush of those who were trying to get a glimpse of Fergie (not the erstwhile Duchess of York, but a cute young singer, I guess) at one of the radio station booths. Unbelievable; we almost could not move. Who is Fergie? I’m out of the teen-stream.

    The Fine Arts and Creative Arts were awesome; also the Miracle of Life building where farm animals give birth and you can watch. Later you can pet the baby critters. I enjoyed the company of a 2 1/2 yr old girl, who loved the babies, as did I.

  10. 10 Heather B. September 2, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    All week we kept hearing about Miss South Carolina but because we were away from the internet, we couldn’t actually see it. This was completely killing me and my brother. The look on Slater’s face is really the clincher. When Slater is looking at you like he thinks you might be an idiot… you might be an idiot.

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