Miss California and the Insanity of American Politics
A lot of you out there have finally and officially lost your minds. I can’t help you any more. I know that now, and I’m just going to have to accept it. Strangely enough, I had to learn this lesson at the alter of Carrie Prejean, first runner up in this year’s Ms. USA pageant. During her failed bid for the crown, the bejeweled baton and the flowers (or whatever it is they get at these things) she grabbed her fifteen minutes of fame by answering a question from Perez Hilton on gay marriage. She was instantly transformed into an internet political sensation and we all lined up on the familiar sides of the fence to pull her apart.
This is when the world turned on its collective ear. The conservative Republicans lined up on her side. She was being unfairly attacked for her core, conservative, Christian values by the godless, heathen faggots and commies of the Militant Left. But what was it that she really said?
“I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage,” Prejean said. “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.”
On his blog the next day, Hilton called Prejean a vulgar name and said that Miss USA is supposed to help unite Americans, not divide them. He suggested her response may have cost her the Miss USA crown.
One of the first comments I heard from outraged liberals was a complaint over her referring to same sex unions as “opposite marriage.” If you are riding on that particular bus, pull the emergency brake, get off and read once more what she actually said. “I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage.”
When she said “opposite marriage” she was talking about traditional, heterosexual marriage. It’s the “opposite” of same sex marriage.
She was also quite adamant about the her happiness over the fact that Americans “are able to choose.” She wasn’t, as I read it, trying to dictate to anyone else what they should do. She was rejoicing in Americans living in a land where they could choose. She simply indicated that she would most likely choose to marry a man. That’s how she was raised. Your mileage may vary.
How did we get here? How is the Right defending her and the Left attacking her? She posed topless for a bunch of pictures! I’m ALL in favor of that, thank you. She’s a model. She got paid to do that and did it without apology. She was an adult at the time. But look who is attacking her and who is defending her!
I’m living in Bizzaro World now. Somebody please tell me who put the brown acid in the coffee.