She said: “I think we can relate this back to education and how we are continuing to try to strive to (pause) figure out how to create jobs right now. That is the biggest problem and I think, especially the men, are um, seen as the leaders of this and so we need to try and figure out how to create education better so we can solve this problem. Thank you.” (Source)
Many say this was a big flub, but if you look closely, this is one of the most insightful comments of our generation. Let’s analyze:
“I think we can relate this back to education”
This is a clever political move. Much like politicians, she clearly prepared an answer before talking in public. Then, she just tried to take whatever question was asked and answer it with what she prepared. She’s just as smart as a politician, and everyone knows what geniuses they are.
“and how we are continuing to try to strive to (pause) figure out how to create jobs right now”
Here, she’s making an excellent point about the world’s effort to stimulate the job market, showing that she is clearly in tune with current events of society. Moreover, she acknowledges the slowness of this effort by saying, “to try to strive to (pause) figure out,” for the governments are not striving to fix the job market. They have not even figured out a plan, and they have not succeeded. They are just trying to strive to figure it out.
“That is the biggest problem and I think, especially the men, are um, seen as the leaders of this”
She notes the enormity of the problem, but subtly answers the initial question by explaining that these failed efforts were led by men. Perhaps if there was equal pay, women could lead the job market back to where it needs to be. A very subtle yet clever retort.
“and so we need to try and figure out how to create education better so we can solve this problem.”
Here is perhaps the biggest example of her aptitude. Here, she makes the point that we need to improve education, but understands that this statement on its own is empty, so to emphasize the point, she makes the statement completely incomprehensible, showing how people will talk if education continues to fail them. By leaving English grammar aside, she makes her point especially powerful.
I think this part is self-explanatory.
Thus, I can understand where the irony of her answer could be lost, but hopefully, I have explained the genius of Miss Utah. Hopefully, now we can give her the respect a beauty contest contestant deserves.
-The Anon Blogger