I don't usually disagree with Kevin on issues but the support of Carrie Prejean is one topic I'm not willing to endorse.
I'm tired of seeing Carrie Prejean lauded as this righteously indignant woman who is being abused by the liberal elite, resulting in her "emotional distress
think it's great that Carrie gave the answer she did at the Miss USA competition and I obviously think Perez Hilton's question was intentionally controversial.
But does she really need to be the new Republican darling? Do we as conservatives really have to bend over backwards to defend her? If she had become popular because she defended
gay marriage wouldn't we be on the other side berating her as a "blonde bimbo" in the same vein as Heidi Montag and Jessica Simpson?
Carrie Prejean has taken professional topless photos, regardless of whether they were "accidental" because of "the wind", or not. She posed half naked as the centerfold of the uber-classy BL!SS magazine
and then pretended to be shocked that an offer to pose for Playboy
would be passed along to her. She's willing to flaunt her plastic breasts in pictures and on television to progress her career. She has sent emails to the director of Miss CA USA using texting grammar like "hahaha ur crazy."
All this, and she is still given star treatment by conservatives and a free pass on her many indiscretions.
Is this really the face of conservative women? Is this really the kind of person we want to laud and defend because we are so desperate to have someone young and beautiful espouse our beliefs? Are the pickings for conservative women really so slim that we have to settle for a girl whose first five pictures on Google Image Search are of her in a string bikini? Should I really have to search through a hundred pictures just to find one that covers her cleavage enough to be able to put in this post?
If you removed the fake tan, the fake breasts, and the bump-it hair volumizer
, Carrie would have faded into oblivion a long time ago.
I can applaud Carrie for being public on her views against gay marriage, but is she really someone we should attempt to legitimize and hold up as a hero and martyr? As a conservative and as a woman, I think it is not only unwise but incredibly degrading.