Miss Indiana wins Miss America Pageant

She said it over and over tonight: “I’m blessed.

… So blessed. … This is a blessing. … I’m so very blessed. … I have the blessing of family. ... The scholarship money is a blessing.”

And who can argue?

The new 2009 Miss America is Katie Stam, who wants to one day be a TV news reporter and anchor and seems at the very least to be … blessed … in the fame the Miss America tiara presents.

I’m blessed. … So blessed. … This is a blessing. … I’m so very blessed. … I have the blessing of family. ... The scholarship money is a blessing”

— Katie Stam, Miss Indiana

from Miss America--Does Anyone Care?:

Let's be honest, if these young women (most of whom looked well beyond the 17 to 24 age limit thanks to their knack for applying make-up with a trowel) really had any discernible talent beyond spouting rehearsed platitudes about how they plan to improve the state of the world with a tiara on top of their Texas-sized hairdos, they would have already signed up for Top Chef, Project Runway, or American Idol instead of slumming it on this low-rent cavalcade.

from Miss America Pageant Refuses To Die, Moves To New Network:

We hate to be the killjoy, here, but maybe it’s time to let the 86-year-old pageant die as if it were an actual 86-year-old contestant who had collapsed onstage in a saggy, grey, anorexic lump during the talent competition after eventually ingesting a toxic amount of Vaseline applied to her teeth over the years to make them all shiny.