“Well I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And, you know what, in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman.”Fair enough, it’s her opinion and she has a right to say it, although she didn’t clarify her stance on masturbation at that time, nor did she seem to understand that very few states recognize same-sex mariage, but I digress. Apparently, it never occurred to her or her defenders that people who disagree with her also had the right to say so and respond! You see, that’s another part of the right wing hypocrisy that never get’s the attention it deserves. It’s always a one way street with these people. NBC Today’s Meredith Viera interviewed her Tuesday, soon after she dropped her lawsuit against Miss California USA when it was revealed that there was a sex tape of her floating around. Prejean brushed it off as a youthful indiscretion done at age 17 only intended for her boyfriend at the time to see. And she said, she wasn’t having sex, she was by herself! Huh??? Ok, then Bill Clinton really didn’t have sexual relations with that woman either. Prejean then had the gall to say that the body is a “temple from God and skin shouldn't be shown and women shouldn't be judged on their bodies". Is Prejean the only one who doesn’t realize that’s exactly what she was doing in the Miss USA Pageant? Furthermore, while I agree that women shouldn’t be judged by their bodies, I have to question, why then did she get breast implants?
Nearing the end of the interview Prejean pulled the tried and true victimhood page directly out of the conservative play book, stating that;
“There is an extreme double standard that conservative women are under attack for whatever it is. If Sean Hannity went out there and said some of the things that Keith Olbermann has said about me, if he says anything about Sotomayor, Michelle Obama, he would be off the air. Why is there this double standard? That’s the reason why I wrote this book.”Unfortunately, there’s a certain group of minions who will believe that statement. Keep in mind that Hannity was licking her boots Monday night in her first interview, but seriously do conservatives not yet understand that there is video these days? Hannity has talked negatively and at length about both aforementioned women. Olbermann thinks Prejean is a hypocrite and he’s right! Does little Carrie ever acknowledge what’s said by conservatives about California Senator Barbara Boxer, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, or Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wassermann-Schultz just to name a few? Hell no! That’s the true double-standard. The difference is the women on the left realize that when you’re in the public eye, you have to accept the bad with the good. Conservatives are thin-skinned liars and hypocrites, pure and simple.
Ah, but the former Miss California wasn’t done. Next came the Larry King interview Wednesday on CNN where she threw a temper tantrum. When she refused to talk about her lawsuit settlement or sex scandal while continuously telling Mr. King that he was being inappropriate, the host opened the phone line to callers. The moment the first caller said, "I'm a gay man…" she began unhooking her microphone from underneath her sweater and when King asked her to respond, she stated "I can’t hear you". Really? I’m not a fan of Larry King, but his response was handled with class while emphatically and correctly stating that he did nothing wrong. Not surprisingly, like Palin, she’s just another little phony who doesn’t want to answer any questions that she hasn’t previously approved. They both only want questions that will show them in their best light...which is probably a full moon on a Friday the 13th at a cemetery. And Thursday…drum roll please…the former boyfriend claims that the video was when she was 20 years old, two years ago, and there are several of them! Another lie, another day in the life of a wingnut. You really can’t make up this stuff!
Quick Thoughts: Teabagging leader Dick Armey is still rearing his ugly head. This time by defending insurance companies who do not want to cover clients who have pre-existing conditions. Does anybody else find it odd that the obese former member of congress who looks like he’s thrown back a drink or two and will be covered for life by government run health care is vilifying diabetics and those with liver inflammation who’ve been without insurance saying they don’t deserve government run health care because of eating like pigs and drinking excessively?... A shocking revelation; Birther Queen Orly Taitz told fellow birthers to lie. And this became news to anybody who’s head isn’t up their ass, why?…Family values Senator David Vitter(R), best known for his liaisons with prostitutes and his preference for wearing diapers while railing against same-sex rights (it’s unnatural you know), is now protecting the formaldehyde industry by blocking Paul Anastas, a renowned scientist known as the "father of green chemistry" to head the EPA's Office of Research and Development. Why is this guy still in office? Everyone would like to give Louisiana voters the benefit of doubt after Katrina, but c’mon...The Catholic Church threatens to stop feeding the homeless over gay marriage in Washington D.C. And these people claim to do God’s work! To their credit, the D.C. lawmakers rebuked them and said they will find another group to fill this need. When will this country respect our country’s laws and restore separation of church and state? This is one of the most disgusting stories of the week and absolutely no one in the MSM covered it...Meanwhile, 10 year old Will Phillips of Arkansas refuses to recite the Pledge Allegiance to a country that discriminates against gays. The young man has bigger stones than our president on this issue. I wonder what his thoughts on Iraq or Afghanistan are?... Federal prosecutors took steps Thursday to seize a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by a Muslim organization long suspected of being secretly controlled by the Iranian government. The Piaget Building, as it’s known was erected in the 1970s under the Shah of Iran. Ok, maybe I am being naïve, but will someone please tell me how they obtained ownership in the first place? Weren’t they holding U.S. hostages then?...The teabaggers are now fighting amongst themselves! The Tea Party Express and the Tea Party Patriots are about to face each other in Teabagger Bowl I. Let’s see if they exercise their second amendment rights! Honestly, this has got to be one of the most hilarious developments of the right wing fragmentation. I’m waiting for a reality series, “When Teabaggers Attack”…Sarah Palin’s ghost written book, Going Rogue: An American Life, “officially” comes out Tuesday. Apparently it was leaked early and none other than Rush Limbaugh proclaimed that it is "truly one of the most substantive policy books I've read". Rush, get some hand lotion, buy a few more copies and continue to enjoy those 16 pages of color photographs.
That’s it for now, next week I’ll plan on further discussion about Sarah Palin’s book and the fallout (which has already begun) from its inaccuracies. By the way, you can pre-order your copy at Amazon for the discounted price $9.00 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping. Personally, I’ve pre-ordered a copy of Going Rouge: An American Nightmare, a Sarah Palin compilation from “The Nation” magazine and available here: http://orbooks.com/
Have a great week and continue to think progressive!