Miss California (yes, I am talking about the Miss USA Competition)
Did not answer "that question"* eloquently.
Now, I don't know much about beauty pageants, and all I've seen is the infamous gay marriage clip, and a bunch of post-clip commentary, but honestly, I think it is a little silly when people insist she should have won, because her answer was so "articulate" and "eloquent."*
Um, guys, she said she "believes in opposite marriage." What the heck is opposite marriage? Does that mean we are all married to our opposite? (I sort of am, but are the rest of you?)
*Now before anyone gets all antsy, let's clear up a few things.
1. I am not trying to start a pro/anti gay marriage debate. Miss California has the right to believe in whatever she likes, and she's brave to stand up for her beliefs (however strangely expressed) on TV while wearing a dress that looks like a dead swan.
2. Did she probably forfeit her crown because her answer wasn't politically correct? Maybe. But I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that she made up a phrase that didn't exist, and really, didn't make very much sense. (And because that other chick won the swimsuit and ball gown part of the competition.)
Either way, commend her for her bravery, disagree with her politically, but whatever you do, let's drop the whole "articulate and eloquent" act.
Unless, as, as Jimmy Kimmel noted, you would like wedding vows to read along the lines of
"I take this opposite to be my lawfully wedded husband..."
And we wonder why I'm struggling to finish my homework.....