Teresa Scanlan of Nebraska was crowned Miss America on Saturday evening in Las Vegas. During the question category of the pageant, Miss Scanlon was asked about Wikileaks, specifically how to balance people’s right to know with the need for government security? Her rambling response:
You know, when it came to that situation, it was actually based on espionage, and when it comes to the security of our nation we have to focus on security first, and then people’s right to know. Because it’s so important that everyone in our borders is safe, and so we can’t let things like that happen, and they must be handled properly, and I think that was the case.
Miss Scanlon plans to make a career in politics.