Friday, May 21, 2010

Morgan Elizabeth Wollard Miss Oklahoma USA Runner-Up Supports Arizona Immigration Law

Miss USA judge Oscar Nunez asked Miss Oklahoma, Morgan Elizabeth Wollard, the all-important pageant question. While Nunez misrepresented facts as he asked the question, Miss Wollard gave her answer to a cheering crowd. Here's what happened.

Morgan Elizabeth Wollard, Miss Oklahoma USA
[Nunez] Arizona's new immigration statute authorizes law enforcement authorities to check the citizenship status of anyone they think might be in the country illegally. [Booing began - Nunez asked them to listen to the question before booing]. Critics say this may amount to racial profiling. Do you think this should be mandated by the state or the federal government?
[Wollard]  I'm a huge believer in states' rights. I think it's perfectly fine for Arizona to create that law." [Then she said she is against racial profiling.]
Nunez asked a dishonest representation of the question, as Arizona unequivocally states that no one may be asked about their citizenship status, UNLESS they are under suspicion of a another illegal act. In otherwords, the new Arizona law DOES NOT authorize authorities to check the status of "anyone they think might be in the country illegally."

Miss Wollard was not in a position to correct Nunez. She received the most difficult and politically-heated question of the night, answered it admirably and it may have cost her the crown. 

The difference between the two women is clearly demonstrated in the questions they received from the judges, and their answers. The winner was asked if she believed birth control should be paid for by health insurance. Her answer was...of course, 'yes.' 

Wollard placed first-runner-up behind Miss Michigan, Rima Fakih, believed to be the pageant's first declared Lebanese-American Miss USA.

Related and Background:
Michelle Malkin has a priceless background piece on Rima's gaffes. Here's more news you won't get from the msm.

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