The state of California is in danger of going bankrupt, while tensions remain high between fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers and fans of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
But, not to worry Golden Staters, Tami Farrell is on the way!
In an interview with The Today Show this morning, the woman who has taken over as Miss California - following the firing of Carrie Prejean - said she'd try her best to bring the state together.
"I was a little hesitant to be stepping into the line of fire, I'll be honest," she said. "There's been divisive questions. I've been brought in to try and unify our state. I'm not being silenced for my beliefs, but I just think that this isn't a battle that anybody can win, so I'm going to do my best to just refocus it on some of the other aspects."
Meanwhile, pageant director Keith Lewis sat alongside Farrell and commented on Prejean's dismissal.
He said the narrow-minded, immature beauty queen missed "tens and tens and tens" of appearances, while insisting that she wasn't dethroned for her political views.
"I think it's time for us to move back this political platform that she was fired because of her beliefs, because that dog just won't hunt," Lewis said.
As our staff tried to calmly explain earlier, Lewis compared this decision to the laying off an employee at any job.
"I think if you tell your boss, 'I'm not gonna do the job, I'm gonna do whatever I want, you can't tell me what I’m gonna do,' I think that you expect that your boss is gonna say to you, You know what? You're probably not supposed to be in this job anymore.
"It was just very difficult for us, and we tried to meet halfway, and it was obvious that wasn't going to happen. Finally, there was a point when the organization really had to stand up and say, You know what? It's time for us to move on and get back to the business of beauty."
How did Carrie react to her firing? She mentioned America, misunderstood the concept of "freedom of speech" and referenced God four times in just a few sentences.
"I am proud to be an American, and blessed to have had the opportunity to exercise my freedom of speech," Prejean wrote in a statement. "I am excited and looking forward to where God leads me in the future. I know He has big plans for me. I am proud to be the strong woman God has molded me to be. I will always stand for the truth, respectfully, and never back down. Thank you and God bless."