During last night's Miss USA competition, eventual first runner-up Miss Alabama Mary Margaret McCord was asked to weigh in on the NSA's PRISM scandal that "has been in the news lately."

"Is this an invasion of privacy, or necessary to keep our country safe, why or why not?" asked judge (and Just Shoot Me! star) Wendie Malick.

While McCord's familiarity with the works of George Orwell remains unclear, she still managed to deliver a beautifully Orwellian response to her question:

I think the society that we live in today, it's sad that if go to the movie, or to the airport, or even to the mall that we have to worry about our safety, so I would rather someone track my telephone messages and feel safe wherever I go than feel like they're, um, encroaching on my privacy.

In McCord's defense, her incoherent doublespeak is practically a MacArthur Genius Grant essay compared to the responses of others.

[H/T: Fark, video via YouTube]