States revolted – and Miss America punished them
Cross Gretchen Carlson and Regina Hopper at your peril, apparently. As individual states called for the two leaders of the Miss America Organization to step down in advance of last month's pageant, little was said by the women, who act as the chairwoman and CEO, respectively. Now, action: Four states have had their licenses terminated by the organization in what the AP calls a "purge of rebellious state officials." Those states—Georgia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and one undisclosed one—will have to relinquish any bank accounts containing scholarship money and install new leadership, and they cannot publicize any affiliation with the national organization.