Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Miss CA: Honesty vs Diplomacy

In reply to the post: Miss California & Gay Marriage, I replied:

"Do these pants make me look fat?"

There is honesty, and then there is diplomacy.

Sometimes, it's good to be honest. And sometimes it's better to keep your opinions to yourself and not risk hurting anyone's feelings or sparking debate at an inopportune time/place. There's a reason that no experienced bartender discusses politics or religion at work, and it isn't that they have no opinion about those subjects, or that they are dishonest by nature.

Miss USA is supposed to be more of a diplomat; a uniter, rather than a divider. While she has made herself a hero to the conservative community, she did not act like the diplomat, representing all Americans without controversy, that Miss USA ought to be.
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