Terry Anne Meeuwsen: from wearing a crown to asking for coins.
Terry Anne Meeuwsen: from wearing a crown to asking for coins.

A message for Miss America

So we have our second Miss America in a long, long time and she's an opera singer.

She's also very pretty and seems at least fairly smart, although the fact that she entered the Miss America pageant argues against that.

All I hope is that she turns out better than our last Miss America.

I knew Terry Anne Meeuwsen who was elected Miss America in 1973. She was a Green Bay party girl who was on a one-way lustful trip to stardom from the moment she took the field as captain of the cheerleaders. She did a stint in show business in Los Angeles before returning home to run for Miss Wisconsin.

This was a girl who didn't miss a party but she ended up far from her childhood.

She is now the sidekick and shill for Pat Robertson on his 700 club show. When Pat cracks a joke (which is seldom) she laughs. When Pat issues a proclamation like "God didn't mean for me to marry men" she nods solemnly. And when Pat asks for money, she looks into the camera and smiles.

Let's hope Laura Kaeppeler, who is from Kenosha, sticks with opera instead of evangelism.

Talkbacks

Dave1 | Jan. 19, 2012 at 11:12 p.m. (report)

The article about women's basketball has not been mentioned. Has Dave become the "white Eugene Kane" just doing article to piss people off ?

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sandstorm | Jan. 19, 2012 at 4:02 p.m. (report)

"I am the farthest thing from a feminist"

you would have to be.
you're a republican.
;)

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mikeb | Jan. 18, 2012 at 8:14 p.m. (report)

Yes, isn't "party girl" some type of code word for slut.

Here's the thing, you don't have to watch the 700 Club. I don't and I don't have a problem with people embracing their religious faith. I wonder if she was any other religion would Begal take the same shots.

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sgorski | Jan. 18, 2012 at 3:50 p.m. (report)

Wow dude, you're starting to sound like a bitter old man, between the rantings of racist talkbackers and now this...I foresee some one screaming at neighborhood kids to "Get of of my lawn!!!" coming from you in about 3-4 months.

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ChateauDweller | Jan. 18, 2012 at 3:10 p.m. (report)

This is truly offensive. What is wrong with a woman who enjoyed her youth? Begel infers that she was promiscuous by using the term "party girl." This is the same beneath-the-radar rhetorical trick he used to call talkbackers racist.

I am the farthest thing from a feminist, but if Begel is going to call out people for being racist, I will call him out for being sexist.

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