Can America withstand an onslaught of aggressive beauty pageantry? Michelle Malkin says no:
On Monday night, the beautiful young woman who represented America in the Miss Universe pageant was booed and mocked as she competed on stage in Mexico City. Rachel Smith, 22, did her best to respond with grace and dignity during the top-five finalists' interview segment as the audience disrupted the event.
The verbal derision continued as judge Tony Romo asked Smith to pick one moment in her life she would relive.
Definitely not this one.
Smith soldiered through her answer, describing an educational trip to South Africa. Catcalls and whistles nearly drowned out Smith's reply until she wrapped up with "Buenos noches, Mexico."
I wouldn't have been so polite.
Will President Bush speak out against the treatment Miss USA received in Mexico? Will any amnesty peddler in Washington?
Verbal derision: the worst kind! The real villian in Malkin's telenovela is Donald Trump, who dared suggest that the reaction was rooted in opposition to immigration policy rather than deep-seated animus toward beauty queens from Tennessee.
Outside issues of our coming pageant-based foreign policy, the real question is: Isn't Miss USA in rehab? Apparently, the hard-drinking one is last year's Miss USA, who will presumably be attacked by roving bands of Mexicans as soon as they can track her down.