A 6-year-old Garland girl won a Hannah Montana makeover and concert tickets Friday with an essay that started, "My daddy died this year in Iraq ..."
But the girl's mother, Priscilla Ceballos, now admits that the essay, along with information she supplied about the supposedly deceased soldier, is false, said Robyn Caulfield, a spokeswoman for Club Libby Lu.
This is just symptomatic of the attitude of today's generation and their view that anything is acceptable to achieve a result.
Some have stated in various forums that this woman made a mistake and she perhaps did not understand the rules of the contest. Others state that this incident is not typical of this generation. I responded to these comments as follows:
Every generation has good apples and bad apples. However, there is a distinct attitude among this current generation that anything goes and that the end justifies the means. I think it may have to do with the fact that the current generation has never had to face hardship like its predecesore.
My generation had Vietnam and the Cold War, our parents faced WW2, our grandparents dealt with WW1 and the Depression.
This current generation has never had to do without and face TRUE hardship. I, and I am willing to bet many others, feel the same way. The sad fact is that this generation will not realize its current situation, behavior, and attitude will be a detriment to themselves and society.
I think they will eventually figure it out. After all, Winston Churchill said, "If you are not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative at 40, you have no brain."
My message to this generation..."Grow up, look around, and fly right. The world does not center around you."
This woman is a piece of trash. She deserves all the condemnation and criticism that she receives.
I will keep up on this story. It seems that there must be criminal charges in this woman's future.