As many of you know, Carrie Prejean was dethroned earlier this week as Miss California and replaced by someone whose name will be forgotten as soon as the publicity over her recent crowning subsides. If it is true that Miss Prejean breached her contractual obligations, as pageant executives contend, then this action was entirely justified.
Given, however, that the pageant executive quoted in most news reports, Keith Lewis, has not concealed his animus against Miss Prejean, I was initially skeptical of his claim that, “This was a decision based solely on contract violations.” Methinks he may have been a bit overeager to find such violations. That said, Donald Trump who has shown himself to be incredibly even-handed in this hullabaloo, did sign off on the dethronement, saying that Prejean did not honor her contract.
If she wasn’t doing her job, she deserved the boot.
Lewis seemed determined to dethrone Prejean. And if Trump is right, then she gave her adversary the proverbial robe he used to hang her. He did seem to have a vendetta against her. When I saw him on Larry King Live with the new Miss California, he was practically gloating. He had to wreak vengeance because she hurt his feelings when offering a different point of view on gay marriage at odds with his own.
Well, it looks like he won’t be too happy with Prejean’s replacement, Tami Farrell, as she also believes marriage is between a man and a woman. But, to Miss Prejean’s advesaries, they probably won’t matter too much. They had made it all about her. And she just had to be defeated.
So, they got their pound of flesh. And the former Miss California may well have made it easier for them to take.