I’ll confess. This whole Miss USA controversy sorta got past me until my RSS newsreader lit up with it a few moments ago. Wouldn’t it have been more appropriate for Trump to bust out of the meeting and say, “You’re fired!” But no, Donald Trump has allowed her (and as I’m coming into this late, I don’t know her transgressions) do that which purifies all clay-feeted celebrities, “go into rehab.”
Quote (from the version of the NY Times article appearing about 2:30 p.m., e.s.t.):
“Tara is going to be the great comeback kid,” (Trump) later added. “Ms. Conner thanked Mr. Trump, her family and others, and noted that she had made a recent promotional appearance at a Target store.
“I have wanted this since I was 13 years old,” she said.
The following is a rhetorical question. I don’t really care what the answer is. I’m asking merely as a favor of writers for those of us who read news articles: What exactly has she wanted since she was 13 years old? To make an appearance at a Target Store? (I did it last night to pick up some razors.) To be turned into the pop-culture icon for stupid bimbosity? To go to New York and go crazy? I’m glad to know our 13-year-olds have such high goals.