John must be fully immersed in the practice of law, for he has not reported on last night’s Miss Universe contest. I did not see the contest, but can report that Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez, gave her country back-to-back winners. She will succeed her country-woman, Dayana Mendoza, as Miss Universe.
The runner-up was Miss Dominican Republic, the Barack Obama fan whose beauty John displayed here. The other finalists hailed from Kosovo, Australia, and Puerto Rico.
During the question-and-answer segment of the contest, Ms. Fernandez reportedly said that said women have overcome obstacles such as hitting the proverbial glass ceiling and have “reached the level that men are at.” I don’t know whether that’s the standard line at these events, but it’s a good answer in any event. She also said she did not know whether Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will receive her. He did not meet with Ms. Mendoza when she won and made no public statements at the time.
Let’s hope that John will dig his way out of whatever cases he’s working on for long enough to supply us with a real report, including pictures.
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