— Hilary Sargent (@lilsarg) September 14, 2015
Miss America is part of the reason America thinks Tom Brady, the Patriots and the rest of New England are a bunch of arrogant (m)assholes.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we aren’t. Proudly we certainly can be, for example, between the hours of 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. while driving on 1-93 and 1-95. Or, upon meeting someone for the first time, we feel like we made a genuine connection, only to find out half way through the night the other person is a Jets’ season ticket holder. I feel like I just wasted half of the night getting to know someone I thought had the potential to be a drinking buddy.
But this Miss America. Her arrogant remarks are insulting. They spit in the face of intelligence and intellect, if both were people. At least when someone calls a New Englander a “masshole” for the reasons given above, their reason has legs to stand on. There’s usually rational thought that guided their statement. And sure, New Englanders will naturally throw a fit because who likes to be insulted? They might even throw a punch or two. But after a beer or three and taking a deep breath, they realize that person was probably telling the truth.
Miss America, however, gave a response she knew would win her the crown. She sold out.