Remember back in the days when just about every question asked of beauty queens during those dreadful pageants warranted a response of "world peace"? Oh, for that age of innocence. The Michigan woman who was crowned Miss USA this weekend couldn't possibly pull that old stand-by out of the hat.
Believe or not, Miss Michigan Rima Fahik was asked during her pageant finals whether she thought birth control should be paid for by health insurance. Fahik, who nearly tripped over the train of her gown during the parade of champions, answered: "I believe that birth control is just like every other medication even though it's a controlled substance."
Okay, without getting into the odd "controlled substance" part of that answer, I just have to wonder if the judges couldn't find a more pressing issue for the young female minds to consider? Something like, say, world peace. Was Ortho pharmaceuticals a sponsor of the show? And I think we can all figure out that had Miss Michigan, the first Arab-American to win the title, offered a different response, she would not be wearing the crown today.