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Miss California Keeps her Title
Carrie Prejean didn’t hear Donald Trump’s trademark “You’re fired!”
Miss California, Carrie Prejean, remains a winner. Donald Trump has ruled that she can keep the first runner-up title she won in the 2009 Miss USA pageant.
The Donald declared she answered the question about gay marriage “honestly” and pointed out that her opinion is shared by the majority of Americans and the President as well. He also said the topless photos of her that have surfaced, “some beautiful, some risqué,” are perfectly “fine” for a 21st-century beauty pageant.
Carrie, in tears, thanked Trump, those who supported her, and “God, for trusting me with this important task.” She also accused Perez Hilton–who asked the question on pageant night that started the controversy and then ripped her reply–of “having a personal agenda.”
Since the pageant, Carrie has been slammed over and over for her beliefs. Few have defended her while she has been called “stupid” and “heartless” and mocked because of her breast implants, which reportedly were paid for by the pageant.
Carrie has said she is a Christian and that she has the right to her beliefs and expressing her opinion. Today she said that her grandfather had fought in the Battle of the Bulge for her freedom of speech.
Frankly, Donald Trump–who, I have to admit, has a real instinct for what most people believe–was smart in allowing her to keep her crown. Even though many in the media have condemned her, Trump knows the majority of people in this country–and in the state she represented in the pageant—agree with her. And that there has been a strident, orchestrated campaign against her.
No, Carrie Prejean may not be the smartest blond in town, but why couldn’t she say what she believed and not have so many in the press and on the web jump all over her? And isn’t it interesting that nowadays Donald Trump will probably get dumped on for not saying “you’re fired” and instead for being fair.