The most important news in the history of our country, having a woman vice presidential nominee, was overshadowed by the fact that we had…well, that we had what we had.
The pageant then was compulsory viewing for much of the public, and winning it was atop many a little girl's to-do list.
She was undoubtedly a victim.
She initially gained recognition as the first African-American recipient of the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in September 1983.
Or that his pageant's insistence on contestants looking like sex symbols but acting like virgins only women who had never been married or pregnant were eligible was the very definition of hypocrisy.
But he was truly incensed that the Miss America people pulled the crown from Vanessa, and he offered to underwrite 100% of her legal expenses should she choose to sue.
She has recently been married.
Her good look gave her everything in her life.