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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-06-09 10:32 PM
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61. My confusion was based on the reaction to her answer...
and why she suddenly got 24/7 coverage.

The leading politicians in our party tip toe around this issue like it's a nuclear hand grenade. Some good looking young woman without much experience in life states her opinion and suddenly the entire media focuses on her. They attack like a pack of rabid pit bulls.

Her answer wasn't that different from the opinions of Hillary Clinton or Obama.

I did learn some info from my post. For example, I was unaware that the contestants did have a chance to review the possible questions that they could be asked.

Did her answer cause her to lose the contest? I have no idea as I didn't watch the event. I have little interest in beauty contests.

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  -I am confused about this Miss California incident... spin  May-06-09 05:13 PM   #0 
  - Different strokes for different folks.  jody   May-06-09 05:17 PM   #1 
  - nice example of a straw man  Bill McBlueState   May-07-09 08:43 AM   #104 
  - INCOMING!!!!!!!!!!!!  rufus dog   May-06-09 05:18 PM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-06-09 05:54 PM   #22 
  - Well, I guess that eliminates straight women from judging future pageants.  foxfeet   May-06-09 06:35 PM   #30 
  - I don't think that's the reason he doesn't belong  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   May-06-09 06:44 PM   #32 
  - good answer. Before this flap I never knew who Perez Hilton was. It's only  Ex Lurker   May-07-09 01:28 AM   #81 
  - totally off-topic, but Amiga? 500? Really?  Book Lover   May-06-09 06:57 PM   #36 
  - actually, the contestants look like drag queens  Mari333   May-06-09 08:09 PM   #44 
  - IMO...most drag queens look better...  Hepburn   May-06-09 11:35 PM   #70 
     - I was in a beauty pageant when I was 19  Mari333   May-07-09 05:18 AM   #98 
  - Surely that is sarcasm. Please tell me that is sarcasm.  Shell Beau   May-06-09 08:49 PM   #48 
  - Looks like ignorance with a touch  mitchtv   May-06-09 09:29 PM   #54 
  - CYA, Amiga. Thanks for playing. (nt)  Duncan Grant   May-06-09 10:50 PM   #64 
  - You're joking. Right? -eom  Control-Z   May-06-09 11:02 PM   #67 
  - That statement has got to be  shellgame26   May-06-09 11:06 PM   #68 
  - it's not her response as much as what she is doing after the stupid pageant  JI7   May-06-09 06:01 PM   #26 
  - She was criticized even before becoming a spokesman  Old Hank   May-06-09 06:45 PM   #33 
     - Ok. What's your defense of Carrie Prejean. I'd honestly like to read it. (nt)  Duncan Grant   May-06-09 10:53 PM   #65 
     - The judges had a perfect right to base their judgement on her answer.  Hissyspit   May-07-09 02:18 AM   #88 
     - And if she had (on stage) espoused white/white marriage, black/black marriage etc, in HER country?  Maru Kitteh   May-07-09 03:46 AM   #94 
  - Allowing Perez Hilton to become the face of the marriage equality movement is  Ex Lurker   May-07-09 01:24 AM   #79 
  - In all fairness  JonLP24   May-07-09 06:07 AM   #101 
  - This is how I see it:  madaboutharry   May-06-09 05:19 PM   #3 
  - "Also, the topless pictures surely aren't helping her!" That's a strawman.  Amiga500   May-06-09 06:00 PM   #25 
  - "Zoo WeeKly"  madaboutharry   May-06-09 06:40 PM   #31 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-06-09 06:52 PM   #35 
     - Beauty Queens are certainly prepared to handle questions.  Starry Messenger   May-06-09 07:06 PM   #38 
     - Interesting, I didn't realize that. (n/t)  spin   May-06-09 07:22 PM   #40 
     - Glad I could help.  Starry Messenger   May-06-09 07:46 PM   #41 
     - From what I have heard, she wasn't the top pick before she answered  Shell Beau   May-06-09 08:52 PM   #49 
     - Oh, please....  Hepburn   May-06-09 11:37 PM   #71 
        - Oh, I totally agree.  Starry Messenger   May-06-09 11:52 PM   #74 
           - Sorry....I was not clear....  Hepburn   May-07-09 01:37 AM   #82 
     - Miss California is a bigot, a cheater and reneged on a legally binding contract.  riderinthestorm   May-06-09 10:46 PM   #63 
     - +1  Duncan Grant   May-06-09 10:58 PM   #66 
     - Out of curiousity, how do you feel towards the views...  spin   May-06-09 11:43 PM   #72 
     - Yes, I believe Obama and Hillary are bigoted about gay marriage.  riderinthestorm   May-07-09 08:00 AM   #102 
        - The link is to a web page called....  spin   May-07-09 12:41 PM   #105 
           - "The civil unions he proposes grant all the rights of marriage." -- no, they don't  LostinVA   May-07-09 12:45 PM   #106 
              - That is an interesting point...  spin   May-07-09 01:54 PM   #112 
     - The contest obviously doesn't require for the women to  LisaL   May-07-09 12:54 AM   #78 
     - The answer to that is in the text, not the SL; rider explains it pretty clearly.  blondeatlast   May-07-09 01:27 PM   #111 
     - Oh snap!  cboy4   May-07-09 04:13 AM   #97 
     - Do you believe civil equality and gay lives are a matter of political correctness?!  Duncan Grant   May-06-09 11:17 PM   #69 
  - Um, neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama have become spokespersons for "National Organization  Hissyspit   May-06-09 05:21 PM   #4 
  - She is ignorant. She just gives Christianity more of a bad name.  Shell Beau   May-06-09 08:54 PM   #50 
  - Surely we have more worthwhile targets for our ire.  Bucky   May-06-09 05:23 PM   #5 
  - Obama and Hillary aren't campaigning against the legalization of same sex marriage  JI7   May-06-09 05:25 PM   #6 
  - Agree but Obama and Hillary are trying to appear to support both sides of a divisive, polarizing  jody   May-06-09 05:38 PM   #12 
     - they are supporting Democrats around the country who are legalizing same sex marriage  JI7   May-06-09 05:41 PM   #17 
        - Why is CA's GL community still mad because Obama's statement helped  jody   May-06-09 05:48 PM   #19 
           - you are confused, Prop 8 was opposed to same sex marriage  JI7   May-06-09 05:54 PM   #21 
           - Sorry, Obama said on national TV "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor  jody   May-06-09 06:03 PM   #28 
              - i'm not spinning his position, i'm not denying he said he opposes it  JI7   May-06-09 06:07 PM   #29 
                 - OK many believe that means Obama is trying to appear to support both sides of the issue. n/t  jody   May-06-09 07:05 PM   #37 
           - delete  Uzybone   May-06-09 07:51 PM   #42 
  - People on the wrong side of history right now will not fare well....  Psychic Consortium   May-06-09 05:25 PM   #7 
  - I don't know if it was a setup...  ljm2002   May-06-09 05:26 PM   #8 
  - She drew the question out of a glass bowl  blogslut   May-06-09 05:26 PM   #9 
  - So which part are you finding confusing?  Starry Messenger   May-06-09 05:29 PM   #10 
  - I think she is as well  Sherman A1   May-06-09 05:32 PM   #11 
  - "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage,"  OwnedByFerrets   May-06-09 05:39 PM   #13 
  - She's merely a pawn. A poor innocent who knows not what she does.  Duncan Grant   May-06-09 05:39 PM   #14 
  - I don't know what other photos show, but the one posted of her  LisaL   May-06-09 08:22 PM   #45 
     - Other than Janet Jackson's Rolling Stone cover, I don't know what you're talking about.  Duncan Grant   May-06-09 09:25 PM   #53 
        - Have you never seen swimsuit issues of Sports Illustrated?  LisaL   May-06-09 09:52 PM   #59 
           - Hello? Sports? Nekkid womens? I have teh gay. :^)  Duncan Grant   May-06-09 10:40 PM   #62 
              - Parading around in a tiny bikini is obviously a manner becoming  LisaL   May-07-09 12:49 AM   #77 
                 - Whether or not she loses her crown doesn't concern me. But she's no innocent pawn.  Duncan Grant   May-07-09 02:06 AM   #84 
                 - Perhaps being a hateful bigot is a greater offense than having a couple of breasts.  Maru Kitteh   May-07-09 03:56 AM   #95 
  - I have more problem with a long term DUer posting that they support  BR_Parkway   May-06-09 05:40 PM   #15 
  - I have more problem with a long term DUer posting that they support  BR_Parkway   May-06-09 05:40 PM   #16 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-06-09 08:45 PM   #46 
     - As long as the words are different, the status will be. = but different is fail. We already  Maru Kitteh   May-07-09 04:02 AM   #96 
  - I don't think it's as much about WHAT her opinion was than in HOW she expressed it.  TahitiNut   May-06-09 05:44 PM   #18 
  - she was raised to think it's ok to pose naked for attention, fame, money etc  JI7   May-06-09 05:55 PM   #23 
  - I was surprised when I saw that 73% of Americans viewed her answer as "good"  Old Hank   May-06-09 07:07 PM   #39 
     - I have a hard time taking that at face value.  TahitiNut   May-06-09 09:47 PM   #58 
        - Indeterminate Discipline???  ProfessorGAC   May-07-09 05:28 AM   #99 
           - Thank you, sir. I was, of course, being euphemistically kind.  TahitiNut   May-07-09 01:07 PM   #109 
              - Absolutely Correct!  ProfessorGAC   May-07-09 04:48 PM   #113 
  - I think all three are dead wrong.  tekisui   May-06-09 05:53 PM   #20 
  - Wonder how she would have answered if asked about DADT  The Straight Story   May-06-09 05:59 PM   #24 
  - I really don't give a crap what she or Perez Hilton think about anything.  dorkulon   May-06-09 06:02 PM   #27 
  - How well did "seperate but equal" work before?  Taverner   May-06-09 06:45 PM   #34 
  - Good point! (n/t)  spin   May-06-09 08:46 PM   #47 
  - Um.... they are all wrong.  walldude   May-06-09 08:06 PM   #43 
  - 42 gun salute  iverglas   May-06-09 09:01 PM   #51 
  - and be TS'd  mitchtv   May-06-09 09:39 PM   #56 
  - Iverglas, it's good to see your post...  spin   May-06-09 09:47 PM   #57 
  - See post #85.  Hissyspit   May-07-09 02:10 AM   #87 
  - Uh. *why*?!1 n/t  UTUSN   May-06-09 09:04 PM   #52 
  - My confusion was based on the reaction to her answer...  spin   May-06-09 10:32 PM   #61 
     - See post #85.  Hissyspit   May-07-09 02:08 AM   #86 
  - I suspect your "smeller" is accurate......  Faryn Balyncd   May-06-09 09:33 PM   #55 
  - the poor poor Xian girl  mitchtv   May-06-09 10:28 PM   #60 
  - Whatever happened to "I want to save the world and then complete my communications degree?"  pepperbear   May-06-09 11:46 PM   #73 
  - I think the real question is...  t0dd   May-07-09 12:43 AM   #75 
  - I'll put my money on Hillary. (n/t)  spin   May-07-09 12:47 AM   #76 
  - .  Hissyspit   May-07-09 02:20 AM   #89 
  - It's easier to bash some dumb girl than Obama  spoony   May-07-09 01:28 AM   #80 
  - To be clear, the important backlash started when she claimed she lost the title based on some PC  Hissyspit   May-07-09 02:07 AM   #85 
     - "but it is not entirely equivalent in situation"  spoony   May-07-09 02:20 AM   #90 
        - Well, we agree on the non-equivalency, but I would disagree that no one is willing to criticize  Hissyspit   May-07-09 02:29 AM   #91 
           - Good, I find that encouraging  spoony   May-07-09 02:44 AM   #92 
  - Thank you for this post ^rec ~  bridgit   May-07-09 01:55 AM   #83 
  - The frontal lobe isn't developed until 24  Maru Kitteh   May-07-09 03:32 AM   #93 
  - Now that would be one wild and crazy island...  spin   May-07-09 12:48 PM   #107 
  - For those not paying attention to the original post its real simple...  Rebellious Republican   May-07-09 06:04 AM   #100 
  - "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" ...  spin   May-07-09 01:26 PM   #110 
  - Oppose bigotry.  Orsino   May-07-09 08:08 AM   #103 
  - The lesson to learn here is that if you are asked your opinion on something  dem629   May-07-09 12:50 PM   #108 

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