Only in South Carolina
If you haven't picked up your typically slow Saturday morning copy of The State newspaper today, go ahead and cough up the fifty cents.
Trust us, it's worth it.
According to The State, Secretary of State Mark "The Bean" Hammond is investigating the Miss South Carolina pageant after 2004 winner Ashley Wood (pictured) claims the organization failed to pay for her college tuition.
We're not sure what's funnier here - that a beauty pageant would actually stiff one of its "sash-bearers," or that our Secretary of State has found something marginally productive to do with his time and $2 million of our tax dollars.
Either way, the whole episode is vintage South Carolina - an office that shouldn't even exist investigating an alleged crime that's sure to bring new national embarassment to our state.
Way to earn that $92,000 a year salary, Bean.