The question she was given: “Do you think women are depicted in movies and on television in an accurate and positive way? And please give us an example.”
Her answer: “I think it depends on the movie. I think there are some movies that depict women in a very positive role, and then some movies that put them in a little bit more of negative role. But by the end of the movie, they show that woman power that I know we all have. Such as movie Pretty Woman. We had a wonderful, beautiful woman, Julia Roberts, and she was having a rough time, but, you know what, she came out on top and she didn’t let anybody stand in her path.”
Does that sound anything like the perspective of the third place finisher for 1984 Miss Alaska? Sarah Heath? Sarah became governor for an half term, and an idol of millions. That film answered the cinematic question, “What if Cinderella was an Hollywood street whore?”
Now, Gretchen Carlson went to Stanford, and Oxford. She won the talent part, and the title of 1989 Miss America. She read the news in Cleveland with on air partner Denise Dufala from 1996-8, the first two women broadcast in Cleveland. It was not successful. Gretchen in '95 read the weekend news at the same station. On one episode, a park ranger fellow for Bugfest (or something similar) joined the set. He demonstrated that insects, worms and such are edible. Gretchen ate a bug, it was the highlight of her career. Now she sits with two lying idiots at cable Faux, playing the part to form a trio. She can aggressively lie, perhaps that is what is taught at Stanford.
postscriptum: 12.20 a.m. 6 June 2012 Jimmy Kimmel just interviewed Miss Ohio. She sticks to the validity of her answer. Kimmel asks her, if specifically limited to Julia Roberts movies, wouldn't Erin Brocovich have been a better choice? She doesn't budge. "Are there other movie prostitutes you admire?", he asks. She blames the media. Oh, yes, we have a Republican to be.
Gillian Welch sings the song, Look At Miss Ohio, that she wrote with David Rawlings.
Oh me oh my oh, look at Miss Ohio
She’s a-running around with her rag-top down
She says I wanna do right but not right now...