Art McMaster, the president and CEO of the Miss America Organization, showed little restraint in hailing his new panelist, exhaling: "We are thrilled to have Rush join us for our pageant this year. He will be bring a thrilling new dimension to the competition..." He said some other things, but you can easily guess that he was thrilled beyond any reasonable doubt. After all, the ennobling mission of the pageant was expressed back in the 1920s by an Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce guy who was looking stir up more business in town:
"Miss America represents the highest ideals. She is a real combination of beauty, grace and intelligence, artistic and refined. She is a type which the American girl might well emulate."
Rush fits the description perfectly, wouldn't you say? Even McMaster's bit about dimension. FemiNazis need not apply.