Wednesday, January 28, 2015


photo by Farrukh

The gig is up for our USA, Miss. Universe contestant, Nia Sanchez.  She finished runner-up in the competition.   Some believe it was her answer in the Q&A portion that ultimately put her just below pageant winner Miss. Columbia.  I've read tidbits about it everywhere.  Her simple question?  "If you were given 30 seconds to deliver a message to global terrorists, what would you say?"  And that ladies and gentlemen, is not an easy thing to answer.  Or at least not in 30 seconds with depth or insight or charisma or influence.  She came up with, "I can always spread a message of hope and love and peace."  No that was not a Saturday Night Live caricature of her, but how she indeed answered.  Bless her heart.  But what the heck else is she supposed to say, off the cuff?    I probably would have pulled out a Rodney King, "Can't we all get along?"

Well if anyone does know the most cerebral, effective, and correct answer to that question, cough it up!  The Universe calls!!

Meanwhile let's pounce on that love stuff she brings up.

Principle in the type:  "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."  Martin Luther King Jr.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, she's trained to be beautiful, not erudite, OK? Plus it was off the cuff. If she had time, perhaps she would have said "Mister terrorist, this conflict is unproductive. We should concentrate on our shared goals. You want to met Allah. We support this. Put down your bomb-making tools, step out of your yurt, and wave your AK-47 skyward. Our drone operators are eager to help, and through the magic of laser-guided munitions, they will facilitate your journey to paradise." Crown her, boys, she aced it.