LaHood Takes Sides in Miss America Contest

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s latest blog post urges readers to support Loren Vaillancourt – Miss South Dakota – to become the next Miss America. After all, as her YouTube promo states, she can save lives.

Vaillancourt lost her brother to a distracted-driving-related crash last year. According to LaHood, she’s partnered with State Farm’s “Teen Driver Safety” Facebook page, posting her video diary there during the pageant week.

LaHood lists four ways his blog readers can vote for Vaillancourt for Miss America and probably gets more partisan than most cabinet secretaries in Miss America contests when he says, “For all that she has done in this fight, she has my vote this week. I hope you’ll consider giving her yours.”