The pageant has been declining in popularity for years and is seeking to cater to a limited but dedicated audience. The move from network TV, a telecast with less star power, and the inclusion of a reality component all speak to a changing media product. Limbaugh has that. I hope this willingness to pigeonhole their appeal for Limbaugh’s fans shows how relevant pageant’s are to most American’s today.
The Miss America Organization says Rush Limbaugh will be a judge for the 2010 pageant in Las Vegas.
No need for confusion or outrage: a pageant is the perfect place for an unabashed sexist’s judgement. Now if this was a science fair Limbaugh was being asked to judge, I would freak out. In addition there may be a GOP VP nominee in here somewhere.