The End of the Miss California Saga
There is no free speech in politically correct America.
Carrie walked into Trump Tower yesterday, tall, blond and poised well beyond her years. She was woefully alone, save for her parents and enough TV and still cameras to cover a modern Normandy invasion.
Since April, Carrie has become the victim of nothing less than a hate crime. Just don't ask Rosie O'Donnell to stand up for the beauty's civil rights. Ditto Sean Penn. Or the American Civil Liberties Union, for starters.
"This should not happen," Carrie, in a purple, ruffled blouse and waterproof mascara, said at Trump Tower, moments after Miss USA pageant owner Donald Trump ruled she should not lose her tiara. ...
The hoopla began at April's Miss USA pageant, when Carrie was asked a question by a blogger "with an agenda," as she put it. It was a trick question -- there was only one correct answer.
He asked if she favored legalizing gay marriage. Here's what Carrie said:
"We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."
She came in second.
Her answer sounds reasonable to me. But from the reaction, you'd think she promoted human sacrifice.
"The president of the United States gave the same answer!" Trump implored yesterday.
No matter. In an awful display of intolerance, bloggers, TV types, and hunt-and-peck letter-writers crucified, tormented and threatened Carrie.
Only then did someone dredge up topless -- from the back -- photos taken when she was 17. Another risqué set taken two years ago by a surfing magazine was posted on the TMZ Web site. Imagine! Sexy, and partially topless, photos of a woman who parades onstage in a bikini.
Finally, the pageant had found a way to get rid of her! Not so fast. No one believed the pics had anything to do with the push to dump her.
The forces of diversity and inclusivity are lying. There is no room in this country for difference of opinion.
All of this over a simple question that should not have been asked in the first place. Perez Hilton injected politics into a beauty pageant. Worse, it was not just political, it was purposeful so the little dork could drum up attention. After all, that is what he is about, attention. To put is succinctly, he is, in fact and practice, an attention whore.
I have no idea why Mr. Trump would even let a person like Perez Hilton -- an openly gay man -- be the judge of a beauty contest for women. What he deems as beautiful is obviously not what Mr. Trump should be looking for, and the vitriolic response the nation witnessed from him should be an embarrassment to Mr. Trump. And to that, I cannot fathom why he is keeping him as a judge for the Miss USA pageant. After the shame he brought to the pageant, and after seeking a way to destroy the life of an upstanding young lady, if I were in Mr. Trump's shoes I would be letting loose with one of my most famous lines.
And before anyone jumps on my "upstanding young lady" sentence above, I am aware of the photos that have surfaced. While that might put a question mark over my statement, let us not forget that Ms. Prejean IS a model, and to date nothing that is considered risque has surfaced that can besmirch her reputation. But thanks to Mr. Trump yesterday the only reputation that is tarnished is the one belonging to the man who started this garbage because he had a political axe to grind.