On to another idiot. After the reaction to the Miss South Carolina response to the geography question during the Miss Teen USA pageant, I thought long and hard about her level of stupidity. What about the moment of being on national television, showing off your goods, answering a tough opinion question that requires some generic answers? What about the sequins on her dress? What about the difficulty of the question: Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is? Her answer rambled acorss the globe to the point where she should have had points taken away from her total score.
No, there is no cover for the level of stupidity of her answer. This is an easy answer. I'm giving her a 1 out of 10 for stupidity, with a note that the mentally retarded are not on this scale because I will not make fun of those that cannot defend themselves. A quick answer to turn the tables would be "With all the recent discussions about distorting facts and the reliability of surveys and polls, I challenge those results as I do not know of a single individual who does not know where the USA is on a map". Honestly, this would have been the best response because I find it pretty fucking hard to believe that 1/5 of the people out there do not know where the US is. Wasn't it just a few years ago that only 20% of the kids in school knew where Iraq was on a map? Did we somehow get incredibly stupid in 5 short years? No. Another response could have been "Who was surveyed as the people surveyed can highly influence survey results like Alzheimer patients, toddlers, immigrants, retarded people"? This shows that you know the question is BS and are calling them on it. I seriously think it is a BS stat from a BS survey.