Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, the Anti-Rima Fakih?

April Peveteaux

Miss Oklahoma, Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, and the first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant, went anti-immigration during the Q&A last night and just missed going home with the crown.


Like the Perez Hilton/Carrie Prejean gay marriage Q&A of last year's Miss USA contest, the political trip up came from The Office star, Oscar Nunez. When Nunez asked Woolard if she supported Arizona's new law that requires police to inquire about random people's immigration status, Miss Oklahoma said she supports "states' rights."

In addition to supporting Arizona's SB 1070, arguably an unpopular position, by using the term states' rights in her answer, Woolard invoked a phrase has traditionally been code for racial discrimination.

It seems very fitting that Rima Fakih, an immigrant and Muslim, was the lady who inched past her and is now claiming the title of Miss USA.

Was Miss Oklahoma discriminated against because of her political views?

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