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Saturday, November 14, 2009

 
Maggie May I

by digby


Before the Larry King debacle, I felt a little bit sorry for Carrie Prejean in that she's obviously in way over her head. This interview with Christianity Today certainly did her no favors:


Looking back now, I've become so much more educated. In fact, Perez Hilton wasn't even correct when asking the question. He said, "Vermont recently legalized same-sex marriage. Do you think other states should follow suit? Why or why not?" Actually, the people in Vermont didn't even vote. It was the legislature that voted. It's funny, looking back now; obviously I'm a lot more educated [now]. I'm not a spokesperson for traditional marriage, but looking back now, it was such a biased question. For a judge to ask that question and have his own agenda, and if you don't agree with him, [he will] call you every name in the book and then mock you for seven months? That's just crazy.


Poor thing.

But it turns out that aside from being uninformed, reflexively intolerant and foolishly exhibitionistic, she's actually quite a mean person:


She arrived with an entourage of five, (for cable news Green Room context, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., never arrives with a group that large) and barked at a studio operator for touching her hair while setting up her microphone.

After her appearance in which she dubbed King "inappropriate" and attempted to exit the set, Prejean accused the staffer of lying to her, saying King's producers promised no phone calls. She belittled McAusland saying, "Is the intern talking to me? Oh look at the little intern, look at the little intern trying to explain!"

"I've never been treated so poorly in my whole life," McAusland, who recently accepted an executive producer position at Newsie.com of Media Convergence Group, said.


And, needless to say, Prejean's hypocrisy is downright stunning in light of the revelation that there are several self-made sex tapes out there. (She can't even claim she was exploited by a bad, liberal man.) But that didn't stop her from writing this in her book:


"Unfortunately, pornography has become mainstreamed -- it rushes at us through big screens, portable screens; soft-core porn is on mainstream TV cable stations, hard-core porn is just a mouse click away on the internet, and the envelope of what seems acceptable seems to get pushed farther and farther as more and more people are exposed to this material.

The result is that girls grow up in a culture where it is hard to have an innocent, healthy, normal view of themselves, how they should behave, how they should act, and how they should dress."


Come on.

I don't actually care about Prejean and her troubles. She seems like a fairly common sort of party girl I see all the time here in southern California --- spoiled and confused. I think her decision to throw in with the wingnut crowd when she got criticized for her rote statement on gay marriage was a far worse decision than doing the sex tapes and one which she will come to regret.

But this woman, Carrie's staunchest defender? She's not confused at all. She's just a terrible hypocrite in her own right:




Carrie Prejean's probably should have listened to Gallagher's edict, "If you are going on the moral attack, wash your own hands first." Of course, Gallagher is a corrupt hypocrite herself, so perhaps Prejean can be forgiven for not understanding the Christian Right's "do as I say not as I do" moral compass.

Prejean may be a mean little opportunist, but Gallagher has made even worse hypocrisy her life's work. Prejean should count her lucky stars if Gallagher abandons her for being a nasty girl. It' would be the best thing that could happen to her.


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