Thursday, June 1, 2006; Posted: 11:15 p.m. EDT (03:15 GMT)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 13-year-old New Jersey girl making her fifth straight appearance at the Scripps National Spelling Bee rattled off "ursprache" to claim the title of America's best speller on prime-time television Thursday night.
You really have to wonder if the tv networks have run completely out of ideas when they start putting spelling bees on during prime time. I can think of few things more tedious and it reminds me of the time I caught the US Scrabble Championships on ESPN.
Besides, you know it was probaly rigged this time around because of the television coverage. The winner was a girl and we all know girls can't spell. Someone with the deficient X-X chromosome combination hasn't won the spelling bee since 1999 after all. Also...take a look at this picture of the winner:
I mean, come on! Couldn't they have been a little more sneaky about it? We all know that the spelling bee champ is always asian whether it be indo-pak, chinese, or whatever. We're expected to believe a white girl won? I mean, she's even blonde! At least have the decency to let a brunette with thick glasses win to sort of cover your tracks.
Just wait and see. This will be exposed eventually like the Quiz Show scandal as we find out she was wired and was just repeating the letters she was fed from another room. Oh the humanity.