In case you missed it, and <a href=””>chances are you did</a>, Indiana is now home to Miss America, ending our embarrassing 77-year drought. Now I no longer have to hang my head when I return to Kansas City and hear from friends who live both in Kansas and Missouri, “What kind of state can’t even claim a Miss America title?”

We’re off the shnide. Suck it, <a href=””>Iowa</a>.

And, more importantly, my daughters finally have a real role model to pattern their lives after.