Do you think Donald Trump did the right thing pardoning Tara Conner?

@kareng (7980)
United States
December 21, 2006 10:33pm CST
What do you think of the recent news of Miss America, Tara Conner, and underage drinking? Do you think Trump did the right thing by letting her keep her crown? Or do you think this is sending the wrong message to young people across America? I can see both sides of the picture. He did require that she enter rehabilitation. This is good and could lead other teenagers to making a decision to get help. On the other hand, it opens the door for more party girls in the future. They know they won't immediately be asked to step down. I feel this isn't the proper image for this kind of role model. What do you think?
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I don't think so. She broke the rules she should have lost the title. I know she is supposed to go into rehab, but I felt like there are so many girls in these pagents who are following all the rules and fighting to win, yet they see a girl break the rules and the law and still keep her title. I don't think that's fair to the girls who were following the rules :( I believe in second chances in some cases, but she signed a contract and broke the rules - so I don't think she deserved one.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
1 Jan 07
This is all 100% true. She did sign a contract and a contract is a legal document. It is also not fair to the others. What was he thinking?? ggggrrrr
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@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Well if something in her contract specified that, then she should have given up her title. You're right, she's a role model for young girls. By letting her get away with it, she's just showing young kids that if you have a title like Miss USA, you can get away with anything.
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Yep, she's showing young kids that if you cry and act sorry, you'll be forgiven. That's not really a good role model if you ask me. And what's with all these pagent girls? I've heard of 2 others who got wild and lost their titles since this girl. It's just getting ridiculous. Pretty soon people are going to think pagents are a joke.
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• United States
29 Dec 06
I support what Donald ended up doing, because I think it helps to show people that rehab is an option, rather than just giving up on life. It isn't the best possible option for a Miss USA to be partying this much, but if she can truly mend her ways, then I think that the competition can gain back a little respect.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I think she will be setting a great example if she comes out of rehab clean and stays out of trouble.