Monday, April 14, 2008

The Substitute

Miss America Kirsten Haglund has been filling in for a lot of prominent leaders as of late.

First, she threw out the first pitch on Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers. That duty would normally be done by Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick, but he's been a little busy as of late with the whole text message scandal and being under indictment.

It also turns out that will be filling in for Governor Jennifer M. Granholm at the Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan. Governor Granholm is reportedly embarking on a trade mission and the schedule for that will conflict with the Tulip Festival.

This makes two instances in less than a month where Kirsten Haglund substituted for someone at a high-profile event. I wonder: what will she do next?

Well, there is the fact Pope Benedict XVI has said that he won't be available to attend the White House dinner that President George W. Bush is holding in his honor this week.

Hmm....

Is it possible that Miss America Kirsten Haglund could fill in for the Pope?

Well, I suppose that is one way to fill the pews in church.

(Oh, and kudos to Dave Hogg for making the photo of Ms. Haglund available on Flickr with a Creative Commons license.)

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