Lack of Geography Knowledge

In the 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant, the following was asked of Ms. South Carolina...

The Question:
Recent polls have shown that a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?

The Answer:
"I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so because uh some people out there in our nation don't have maps. And ... uh, I believe that our education, like such as in South Africa and the Iraq, everywhere, like, such as ... and I believe that they should ...Our education over here in the US should help the US ... or, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries ... so we will be able to build up our future... for our [children]." - Miss South Carolina.

I'd wonder how we would react with a microphone shoved in our face answering a random question. Here's the actual video:

3 comments:

Irene said...

That is so painful to watch. For some reason comments are not being sent to me at my e-mail, so I'm responding to your comment to one of my posts here. =)

With the day I am having, I am very much feeling like the Chicago Twit. I wonder if chgotwit.com is taken? Hmmmm

JYankee said...

hmmm yeah it is easy for us to sit in our chairs, watch and laugh..but im sure she just prolly didnt really hear all of the question and just "winged" it...

Judith Blakley said...

Yeah.. she made her state PROUD!

And being as I hate South Carolina with a passion - have good cause - I'm glad about.