Miss America says President Clinton should relinquish his crown if he committed perjury, and she's not getting into trouble for saying so.

"If the president lied under oath I think he should resign," Kate Shindle said. "And I don't know whether he did, I haven't had time to read the entire Starr report, but if the president lied under oath then the president knows it."Years ago, a Miss America who made such a bold statement about a political leader may have been censured or reprimanded. But the pageant has been striving to shed Miss America's beauty-queen image.

Having been praised by pageant CEO Leonard Horn as a courageous, outspoken woman for her stands on AIDS, it is unlikely she will face any repercussions for her comments about Clinton.