(Via NRO blog.) Crystal Wosik, Miss Nevada 2005 (right in photo)
Contestants for the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas, Nev., were subjected to the usual pre-pageant interviews by the panel of judges. The questions are apparently directed toward issues pertinent to the interviewee's state. Miss Nevada, a fetching 23-year-old blonde named Crystal Wosik, was asked about the Yucca Mountain repository for spent nuclear fuel, a sore point for anti-nuclear activists in Nevada. Replied the winsome Ms. Wosik, perhaps driven by an excess of pride in her home state: "It has to go some place, and that was the best-built facility in the country." But what if people die? asked the flabbergasted judges. Replied the lady: "We just have to take one for the team."