Swimsuit? Check. Evening gown? Check. Gun — huh?
At first glance, the Miss Liberty America pageant looks like any other scholarship pageant going out there. However, its odd requirements — like needing to be CPR-certified, proficient with firearms and able to converse about historic American documents — make it sound more like a program for young Sarah Palins-in-training or Mama Grizzlies-to-be.
And that’s something its founder, Alicia Hayes-Roberts, is perfectly OK with. “It is absolutely a beauty pageant,” she told TODAYshow.com, “filled with elite, feminine patriots.”
You go, girls!
Deborah adds: Good find! Now that’s a pageant I could win if it wasn’t for the swimsuit competition (maybe I could make up for it by shooting really well . . . in a swimsuit)! Call me a redneck, but getting to pick any handgun or rifle and getting lifetime membership to the NRA would be the greatest ever. 🙂by