From The Fix at The Washington Post:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin re-appeared on the national stage tonight, jumping to the defense of a beauty pageant contestant who has been at the center of a media feeding frenzy in recent days.
“The liberal onslaught of malicious attacks against [Miss California] Carrie Prejean for expressing her opinion is despicable,” said Palin in a statement.
Because a governor at a time of economic disaster has nothing better to worry about.
Palin added that she spoke to Prejean soon after the beauty queen said publicly that she believed she had lost the Miss USA competition due to her answer to blogger — and contest judge — Perez Hilton that marriage is between a man and a woman.
“What I find so remarkable is that these politically-motivated attacks fail to show that what Carrie and I believe is also what President Obama and Secretary Clinton believe — marriage is between a man and a woman,” Palin added. “Our Constitution protects us all — not just those who agree with the far left.”
Oh yeah, that Constitution protection of life, liberty, and the pursuit of a tiara!
Let’s end with some classic quotes from the beauty queens. First, Caitlin Upton, Miss South Carolina Teen 2007:
I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to [find the U.S. on a map] because, uh, some, people out there in our nation don’t have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our [children].
Okay, Carrie, it’s your turn!
I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land that you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country and my family I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anyone out there but that’s how I was raised and that’s how I think it should be between a man and a woman.
Marriage is good. There is something special about unions of husband and wife. Unless we bring men and women together, children will not have mothers and fathers.
I felt as though Satan was trying to tempt me in asking me this question [about same-sex marriage]. And then God was in my head and in my heart saying, “Do not compromise this. You need to stand up for me and you need to share with all these people . . . you need to witness to them and you need to show that you’re not willing to compromise that for this title of Miss USA.”
And now, Princess Sarah, soon-to-be author (’cause this stuff really needs to be written down!):
They are also building schools for the Afghan children so that there is hope and opportunity in our neighboring country of Afghanistan.
Maybe Princess Sarah needs those maps Caitlin was talking about!
They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.
Again, Princess, get a map!
I like being here because it seems like here and in our last rally too — other parts around this great Northwest — here in New Hampshire you just get it.
Map! Map, dammit!!
As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border.
We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. … We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation.
There’s –of course –in the great history of America rulings there have been rulings, there’s never going to be absolute consensus by every American.
As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day?
Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending soldiers out on a task that is from God. That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.
I think God’s will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that.