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October 11, 2018

            It started with a man who was accused of mocking women and using misogynistic, and sexist language.  Powerful women were enraged and wanted justice.  Included among them was one who accused another man of sexual harassment in the past.

            The main-stream news media pounced on the story and it exploded across the country.

            Interestingly the national, public outcry wasn't as loud as one might expect.  The nation seemed to have shrugged its' collective shoulders at the time.

            What's that you say?  I'm wrong?

            Oh, you think I'm writing about the Brett Kavanaugh hearings and the Christine Blasey Ford testimony.

            No, no – I'm writing about the latest turmoil in the annual Miss America Contest.

            We know that the CEO of the Miss America Organization, Sam Haskell, resigned after some not-so-nice comments and emails surfaced that disparaged some of the contestants and were attributed to him. 

            Last December, the board appointed former FOX News anchor and 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson to head the group.  Over the year, there has been many changes to the board and the pageant itself.

            That included changes that did away with the ...



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