But apparently not for a Miss America that’s a Ventriloquist.
In a competition that some news sources are calling as close at the Bush/Gore election, and by some news sources I mean me, Alyse Eady aka Miss Arkansas lost by a mere number of points (again, I’m making this up) to Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan.
Now I know I don’t speak for everyone, but I think I speak for a fair amount of people when I say Ventriloquism is a talent I think Miss America should not only have, I think it should be a pre-requisite for the contest, like evening gowns or swim suits.
An America that doesn’t award the Miss America title solely based on Ventriloquist skills is not an America I want to live in.
Here’s the video. Weep with me over her loss.