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Carrie Prejean’s Adversaries Continue to Secure Her Fame

When it comes to Carrie Prejean, sometimes I feel like Al Pacino in the Godfather Part III, “Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.” I had thought I was done blogging about her, but then, someone on the left will just try to extend this woman’s fifteen minutes of fame. And I’ll feel I’ve just got to chime in, even if to repeat a point I’ve already made.

They’re just not taking my advice to ignore her.

Now, we’ve got the some web-site snooping around in her parents’ divorce record to uncover the origins of her homophobia. While I’ve read more than I care to about this controversy, I have yet to find one statement she has made showing a fear (“phobia”) of homosexuals or showing any animosity whatsoever against gay people. All I’ve heard her is express the viewpoint of a majority of Americans, including the Democratic President of the United States about the meaning of marriage.

Sorry, fellas, that’s just not homophobia.

So, now this website’s staff has rooted around in her parents’ divorce records, learned of some strange accusations lobbed between the parties to ask whether “Carrie believe gays broke up her parents’ marriage.” They’ve truly become obsessed with this woman.

Yet, the more they investigate her, the more they malign her, the stronger will grow her support among social conservatives. She will become their poster child to showcase the left’s intolerance of people favoring the traditional definition of marriage.

Should Miss Prejean lose her title over her “nudie” pictures (as appears possible), she won’t lose her fame. Few will know the name of her replacement as Miss California. Indeed, few will know the name of the woman who bested her for the Miss USA crown. But, they will know who Carrie Prejean is.

The uproar of her adversaries has secured her fame.

As Robert Stacy McCain, with whom I don’t always agree, puts in it in a passage with which I do agree:

Words cannot sufficiently express my indifference to this “controversy.” If Carrie Prejean were stripped of her Miss California USA title tomorrow — and dibs on the “Carrie Prejean stripped” Google-bomb, just in case Pirate’s Cove thinks they can beat me at that game — so what?

She’s young, she’s beautiful, she’s famous and, one way or another, she’ll soon be very rich. Her future’s so bright, she’s got to wear shades. She’ll get a book contract for at least a million dollars, and the publisher will pay a ghost-writer $75,000 to actually write the book. There will be speaking engagements, magazine interviews and TV appearances. She’ll fly around the country first-class, stay in five-star hotels and eat at the finest restaurants, all of it at someone else’s expense.

And good for her, right? OK, so a bunch of grouchy gay militants are calling her ugly names . . .

All this hullabaloo has done is make her a star. I won’t defend some of the choices she has made. I don’t share many of her opinions. But, I do wonder at those eager to expose the least flaw in her character and the sordid details of her parents’ divorce. They’re not running for public office. She’s not running for public office. She’s not asking for a job with a great deal of responsibility. She just spoke her mind.

And look what it earned her. It makes me wonder–yet again–about the readiness of so many to malign someone who said something contrary to accepted opinion in the precincts of the social liberals who dominate our media culture.

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  1. I hope Carrie becomes a great success and donates a lot of time and money to her most sacred causes. I will remember her forever although I really despise beauty pageants and drag shows.

    Comment by EDinTampa — May 8, 2009 @ 6:26 am - May 8, 2009

  2. “She’s not running for public office”

    Sorry for quibbling here, but wasn’t she running for Ms USA? That’s pretty public.

    Also, I am not sure that the “left” is in an uproar here. The links you provide are TMZ and a gossip column.
    Those are typical outlets for a Ms USA who has nude pics of her floating around.

    Comment by gillie — May 8, 2009 @ 8:03 am - May 8, 2009

  3. Political correctness depends on self absorbed misfits who draw strength from tattling on the “violators” of the “higher” order. They are like Puritan prudes with a serious rash: they are just itching to excoriate anyone or anything that displeases them.

    They are the people the Gestapo depends upon for spreading the terror. They are the ones who “report” what happened on the playground. They grow evermore sanctimonious until someone “reports” them and then they crash like a ton of bricks.

    Prigs. The whole lot of them. Carrie Prejean, Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin are all the same target. They make the misfits angry and they are a call for action. So, the political correctness prigs begin to salivate as they imagine personal slurs, puff themselves up with rage and sally forth with innuendo and their version of righteous indignation.

    Meanwhile, a whole mass of like-minded power elites stand silently by as these useful idiots blather on. It is a picture into the soul of liberalism.

    Comment by heliotrope — May 8, 2009 @ 8:30 am - May 8, 2009

  4. I am not sure

    and with those words, gillie, who is held together with Scotch tape and old clarinet reeds, begins to crumble.

    However, when one equates “public office” with winning a marshmallows and whipped cream contest, it is plain certain that while that person is “not sure” on his good days that he is fully muddled and confused on his average days.

    Comment by heliotrope — May 8, 2009 @ 9:29 am - May 8, 2009

  5. Excuse me?!

    “She will become their poster child to showcase the left’s intolerance of people favoring the traditional definition of marriage.”

    Did you perhaps miss the Prop 8 mob scenes, where people who Lost The Vote reacted with violence, personal attacks – physical, verbal, and social – as well as assaults on enitre subgroups of Americans!!

    The gay Mrriage constituency has long been outed as a raging “heterophobic” extremist group. They do not tolerate dissent, or disagreement. Their claim of “equal rights” is a farce; they want to suffocate anyone who does not share their minority belief that marriage can exist between anythig but a woman and a man.

    Comment by suze — May 8, 2009 @ 9:32 am - May 8, 2009

  6. La Prejean has become the latest vessel into which the anti-religious pour their hatred and their insecurity implies they’re not as godless as they wish they could be.

    Comment by Ignatius — May 8, 2009 @ 10:00 am - May 8, 2009

  7. I for one find it amusing that the typical don’t-put-your-nose-in-my-bedroom-right-to-privacy liberals are the ones who are all aghast that a beautiful model had posed either in skimpy lingerie or in the buff (whichever talking point they are currently using).

    Hypocrisy, anyone?

    PS to gillie – if you can’t tell the difference between running for Miss USA and President of the USA, then you shouldn’t be allowed to vote, let alone post on a blog.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — May 8, 2009 @ 10:32 am - May 8, 2009

  8. Uh, Peter,

    gillie voted for Mr. USA for President. I mean, like, wow!, isn’t the Obamessiah sort of like a higher office than Ms. California? And a nother thang, people who are wrong, wrong, wrong do not have a right to privacy. Just look at Joe the Plumber. He was wrong, wrong, wrong and now he is a certified homophobe and a carrier of hate crimes. Extremism in the defense of vice is a virtue. gillie is a vice virture vulture. (You may need some time in a reeducation camp.)

    Comment by heliotrope — May 8, 2009 @ 10:47 am - May 8, 2009

  9. This is a perfect oportunity for us “right wing extremists” to learn a few things from the left. The left has been using “name calling” basically for decades in order to silence those who oppose its ideology (to be honest I have no idea what this Miss USA lady said so I can’t really commment on that, but if she’s an idiot, why not call her out on it?). We on the right have been playing nice guy for too long. We need to fight the left at their own game. I realize that we do not have nearly as many resources as the left since it comprises so much of the mass media; but we can find a way to be as equally as debasing toward the authoritarian left as it has been toward us. It sounds as if we are jealous of the left’s rancid rhetoric. Why not? Let’s admit it, then start beating these tyrants at their own game. It’s our only hope. Time to make conservativism sound cool. Any conservative song writers out there willing to sing about Obama’s anti-American church?

    Comment by Mark — May 8, 2009 @ 11:04 am - May 8, 2009

  10. Prejan Defends: Some Photos Photoshopped … Her Head … Not Her Body. While Donald Trump says, “Not Extremely Bad … Shows Only One Thing … She is Beautiful.”

    Watch, http://tinyurl.com/q9jozx

    Comment by Barb lamont — May 8, 2009 @ 11:42 am - May 8, 2009

  11. #8 – “You may need some time in a reeducation camp.”

    I hear you. I plan on organizing the resistance underneath the noses of the ACORN kapos and wearing my conservative blue star with pride!

    The password is “thug thizzle.” 😉

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — May 8, 2009 @ 11:42 am - May 8, 2009

  12. Hah! TMZ is now considered ‘leftist.’ Well… okay. I thought they were a trashy tabloid that do this kind of stuff everyday, usually with liberal Hollywood celebrities and entertainers receiving the brunt. But now of course, they’re ‘leftist,’ because they released some pictures of a vaguely conservative figure.

    What a joke.

    Comment by Levi — May 8, 2009 @ 12:15 pm - May 8, 2009

  13. Heliotrope
    Are you honestly saying that someone who runs for a public beauty contest fueled by TV, celebrities, advertising dollars, swimsuit competitions, Donald Trump, and People magazine is NOT going to be the subject to rumors, innuendo, backstabbing, and public interest? – Especially if she does anything remotely “controversial”
    (before you answer, remember another Ms USA was stripped of her title for nude pics)

    I wonder if you folks are not projecting to much into this. TMZ, Gossip Columnists and others simply want keep a pretty gal, who has nude pictures of her floating around in the news. They have a direct financial interest to keep this “controversy” going.

    So it would seem that they are playing you Rightists like a harp!

    Comment by gillie — May 8, 2009 @ 12:49 pm - May 8, 2009

  14. Too bad Carrie waited until the second picture’s release to come up with the phony Photoshop explanation. Her lies are laughable, as is the “gay patriot” rally to the reincarnation of Anita Bryant. The difference between that Anita Bryant and this one is fake funbags and naked pictures. You really picked yourselves a winner, “gay patriots!”

    Isn’t it about time that you had another teabagging party? The first ones were soooooooooooo successful!

    Comment by Magic Dog — May 8, 2009 @ 12:54 pm - May 8, 2009

  15. Magic Dog, I think you need to learn to read. I’m not defending Miss Prejean so much as I’m mocking the obsession that the left and MSM have with denouncing her.

    I’d have ignored her if they had not devoted so much time to bringing her down.

    And all that said, I do appreciate your commenting here, provides a window into the shallowness and nastiness of the left while sparing me the trouble of reading left-wing blogs.

    Comment by GayPatriotWest — May 8, 2009 @ 1:10 pm - May 8, 2009

  16. And again, Magic Dog tries to smear Prejean while his own Obama Party endorses and supports those who use and distribute child porn as being of good character.

    Then again, as I pointed out yesterday, given how gay liberals like Magic Dog fully support and endorse teaching, promoting, and actually having sex with children, I suppose it shouldn’t surprise us that their Obama Party thinks this way.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — May 8, 2009 @ 1:12 pm - May 8, 2009

  17. The obsession the radical left has for Carrie has replaced their hatred for George W. If it carries over to next year she might very well be on Gov. Palin´s campaign team, since posturing starts about two years before the first primary. Since the left is more concerned with kill the messenger, if it is from the right. That´s why Barak Obama and Joe Biden can say the same thing with impunity.

    Comment by Roberto — May 8, 2009 @ 1:16 pm - May 8, 2009

  18. “Obsession?” I’d say the only ones who are “obsessed” are the curious alliance of “gay patriots,” evangelical Christians, and whackjob Mormons. The rest of us do a little clicking around, and see what there is to be seen. And speaking of obsessions, what’s this stuff from “North Dallas Thirty,” who posts about pedophilia in multiple threads that have little, if anything, to do with the issue? Projecting, NDT?

    Comment by Magic Dog — May 8, 2009 @ 1:20 pm - May 8, 2009

  19. And speaking of obsessions, what’s this stuff from “North Dallas Thirty,” who posts about pedophilia in multiple threads that have little, if anything, to do with the issue? Projecting, NDT?

    Notice how the poor pathetic Magic Dog, instead of condemning his fellow gay pedophiles for their behavior, starts claiming that anyone who points it out is a pedophile.

    To put it bluntly, Magic Dog and his ilk attack people (but only those of the wrong skin color and political party) for opposing gay marriage, but say and do nothing about their fellow gays’ need to have sex with children. That shows you their values structure right there.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — May 8, 2009 @ 1:34 pm - May 8, 2009

  20. “Gay patriots,” don’t you have a code of civility here? While it’s true that I routinely call you “wingnuts,” I tend to refrain from specific ad hominems against individuals along you. “North Dallas Thirty” has termed me “poor pathetic.” Is that sort of discourse acceptable here? Please let me know, because you can trust me when I say that I’m quite capable of dishing it out.

    Comment by Magic Dog — May 8, 2009 @ 1:47 pm - May 8, 2009

  21. It’s not an insult if it’s accurate, PeeJ.

    You also engage in such vitrol as ‘self hating’ and your juvenile ‘teabagging’ insults.

    Most of us outgrew those in the first grade.

    Like NDT, I’m not surprised when you condone the activities he links.

    Comment by The Livewire — May 8, 2009 @ 1:57 pm - May 8, 2009

  22. I’ll wait for a ruling from any of the site owners before beginning to respond in kind to insults. Let’s see what “Bruce” and “Gay Patriot West” have to say. I’m curious, because if ad hominems are okay from the wingnuts then they ought to be okay from lefties like me.

    Comment by Magic Dog — May 8, 2009 @ 2:04 pm - May 8, 2009

  23. “Gay patriots,” don’t you have a code of civility here?

    Yes. One which you broke by calling them “wingnuts”, and which, as a result, no longer protects you.

    It’s so typical of the Obama Party that you invoke laws that you routinely break, just like your Obama demands that people pay their taxes while nominating people who don’t for Cabinet positions.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — May 8, 2009 @ 2:14 pm - May 8, 2009

  24. I’m curious, because if ad hominems are okay from the wingnuts then they ought to be okay from lefties like me.

    And again, Magic Dog breaks the very code of conduct he claims to be respecting by calling other people “wingnuts”.

    It demonstrates the hypocrisy of gay leftists and the Obama Party in general when they make it clear that they refuse to follow the laws they desperately invoke themselves. That’s probably why they side with al-Qaeda, who routinely invokes the Geneva Conventions to protect themselves but who refuse to abide by it.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — May 8, 2009 @ 2:29 pm - May 8, 2009

  25. Interesting.

    Having been beaten soundly in not one, but two threads, PeeJ now pulls out the ‘I is a poor mistreated victim’ card.

    This is sad, since the first post under his new nick was to attack the management and then turn the vitrol on the regular posters.

    Note the way he dodges the issues that NDT raises. Instead he resorts to insults and innuendo.

    Indeed, the way he attacks seems classical of projection. Trying desperately to win arguments to prove his own self worth.

    I miss Scotland

    Comment by The Livewire — May 8, 2009 @ 2:51 pm - May 8, 2009

  26. Not a poor victim here. I’m happy to go at it in the insult-flinging contest if that’s what “North Dallas Thirty” and the rest of the wingnut fringe here wants. Just lookin’ for a ruling from the referee before I haul out the 16-inch guns. 🙂

    Comment by Magic Dog — May 8, 2009 @ 3:54 pm - May 8, 2009

  27. Hooray for Ms Prejean. I guess the next best thing to having the lesbian/gay group blast someone would be to have a group of prostitutes go after her.

    Comment by Maurine Davis — May 8, 2009 @ 4:01 pm - May 8, 2009

  28. #25 – I think you’re the only one who misses Scottland, LW. I miss him about as much as a teenager misses a boil.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — May 8, 2009 @ 4:12 pm - May 8, 2009

  29. I’d say the only ones who are “obsessed” are the curious alliance of “gay patriots,” evangelical Christians, and whackjob Mormons.

    Geez, what a bigot!

    don’t you have a code of civility here?

    There’s also a code against sock puppets. If you want to stick around, you might want to keep your mouth shut.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — May 8, 2009 @ 4:18 pm - May 8, 2009

  30. TGC, liberals are always the first ones to whine about being mistreated after they in turn are finished with mistreating someone else.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — May 8, 2009 @ 4:41 pm - May 8, 2009

  31. Peter,

    He could at least provide a civil arguement. And use links.

    Comment by The_Livewire — May 8, 2009 @ 4:47 pm - May 8, 2009

  32. I think this hurts and will damage her public image. Her “fame” is not “infamous”. It’s strange how that works.

    Despite it, I hope it doesn’t matter. Julie Andrews indiscrete boob exposure in her movie, S.O.B., directed by her husband Blake Edwards in 1981, didn’t later hurt career as a clean cut actress. Even Victor/Victoria didn’t change her image.

    I hope Carrie Prejean isn’t damaged, but you never know.

    Comment by Anon387823 — May 8, 2009 @ 6:42 pm - May 8, 2009

  33. #32

    Could it be that not enough people watched those other two movies to tarnish her typecast as Mary Poppins?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — May 8, 2009 @ 7:15 pm - May 8, 2009

  34. Are you honestly saying that someone who runs for a public beauty contest fueled by TV, celebrities, advertising dollars, swimsuit competitions, Donald Trump, and People magazine is NOT going to be the subject to rumors, innuendo, backstabbing, and public interest? – Especially if she does anything remotely “controversial”
    (before you answer, remember another Ms USA was stripped of her title for nude pics)

    So, it is fair to take aim at anyone who gains the public eye and “cut them a new one”……is that what you mean, gillie?

    Being unfamiliar with the intricate chapter house rules of moral relativism, I did not realize that notoriety is fair game in the innuendo and backstabbing world. Since faith based morality eschews innuendo and backstabbing, you might just call me a naif.

    But then, if you are quick on the draw in yelling “bigot” and “homophobe” I would suppose that a Christian who bared her breasts or got implants is an ideal object of scorn and derision for a prig-come-lately libertine gay leftist such as yourself. Have you any shame? Or are you inured to shame in a degenerate sort of way?

    Comment by heliotrope — May 8, 2009 @ 9:44 pm - May 8, 2009

  35. You do realize that Victor/Victoria was also on Broadway so it had a huge following, but probably a niche following.

    I noticed that the two roles come from the standpoint of innocence and naviete rather than depravity or hardwired. In SOB, she did it merely to change her goody nice image. In V/V, she did it for her career than a personal choice.

    Carrie Prejean’s nude pictures hurt her. She doesn’t appear to be so innocent and she described herself as a Christian and model, but she should not be a role model in the nude.

    We just have to wait to see how this plays out.

    Comment by Anon387823 — May 8, 2009 @ 9:51 pm - May 8, 2009

  36. I saw a great new word in this thread – heterophobe. I think I will just have to start using it when certain Mad dog individuals start making their yapping noises. There is another word that should be used for those who attack Christians (alas including Mormons – and I do not like them). That word is Christophobe

    I should point out that not every person who is Christian is the innocent type. In fact many who claim to be Christians have committed horrendous crimes.

    As far as those photographs are concerned, they do not mean that she is a hypocrite because she expressed an opinion about gay marriage. All this does is make those who are digging so hard, look very foolish.

    I am a Christian. I am not perfect. I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman but I am not against gay couples having the same rights as heterosexual couples who live as common law partners.

    Comment by thestraightaussie — May 9, 2009 @ 1:09 am - May 9, 2009

  37. Helitrope
    “But then, if you are quick on the draw in yelling “bigot” and “homophobe” ”

    I have done no such thing.

    “So, it is fair to take aim at anyone who gains the public eye and “cut them a new one”……is that what you mean, gillie”

    If someone tries to make their living by being a public figure. That person has to take the good and the bad.

    Comment by gillie — May 9, 2009 @ 9:18 am - May 9, 2009

  38. Prejean’s 15 minutes are just about over, and good riddance to the ugly little bigot.

    Comment by buckeyenutlover — May 9, 2009 @ 12:02 pm - May 9, 2009

  39. I have to say other than losers like us who visit gossip and political care in any way about this story, or if they do care it is just to laugh at two attention whores. Also Miss California may lose her crown not only for her pictures but because she lied about when they were taken.

    Comment by Greg — May 9, 2009 @ 5:07 pm - May 9, 2009

  40. Yes there are enough people calling themselves Christians who have committed serious and/or abominable crimes. However as we Christians recognize that we are in a fallen state and are ‘sinners’ we understand how that situation occurs.
    As for Ms. Prejean, I never heard an antigay remark come out of her mouth. Immediately before giving her opinion she states that whatever the states want to do, gay marriage or no gay marriage that’s fine with her. In fact it puts her closer to the ACLU and the HRCF than Mr. Obama’s and the democrap leadership in Congress. So she’s being excoriated even by know nothing members of the Board here, while they let off scot-free the democraps.

    Comment by eaglewingz08 — May 9, 2009 @ 5:32 pm - May 9, 2009

  41. “38.Prejean’s 15 minutes are just about over, and good riddance to the ugly little bigot.”

    Even if you dislike her and her comments and think she is a bigot, she is quite beautiful. No wonder you’re gay, blind gay.

    Comment by Anon387823 — May 9, 2009 @ 6:12 pm - May 9, 2009

  42. No Anon,

    bnl,s just a hateful little heterophobe

    Comment by The_Livewire — May 9, 2009 @ 9:18 pm - May 9, 2009

  43. If someone tries to make their living by being a public figure. That person has to take the good and the bad.

    Nope. That person has to figure out how to keep his head from swelling from the approval and how to keep the slime from taking a toll.

    The fact remains that no one has to engage in innuendo and backstabbing. The fact that a varying number of sick souls do get their jollies from being nasty reveals the face of a perverted segment of society.

    You have not justified the trash thrown at Carrie Prejean. You have tried to justify the reason that perverted freaks throw the trash. Sort of like gay bashers feeling like they are really quite pure. If there were no gays to bash, they wouldn’t be gay bashers. Works for you. Right?

    Comment by heliotrope — May 9, 2009 @ 10:26 pm - May 9, 2009

  44. After rereading your post I must ask, have you ever visited TMZ before? It’s odd that you say they are obsessed with her.

    Comment by Greg — May 10, 2009 @ 1:21 am - May 10, 2009

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