Miss America's WikiLeaks Answer Made No Sense

Teresa Scanlan gave a 'rambling,' somewhat incoherent response
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2011 9:55 AM CST

(Newser) – By now you’ve probably heard of Teresa Scanlan, the 17-year-old Nebraskan who was crowned Miss America on Saturday. But you may not have heard that Scanlan's answer during the question category is one for the books. When asked about WikiLeaks—how to balance government security with the people’s right to know—Scanlan gave what Pandora Young, writing for Mediabistro, generously calls a "rambling response" that started with, "You know, when it came to that situation, it was actually based on espionage."

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"And when it comes to the security of our nation we have to focus on security first, and then people’s right to know," she continued. "Because it’s so important that everyone in our borders is safe, and so we can’t let things like that happen, and they must be handled properly, and I think that was the case." Click for more on Scanlan's win.
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