Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Miss California, Donald Trump: Obama, Clinton agree with Prejean on Same-Sex Marriage

In an odd twist, Donald Trump, owner of the Miss USA competition, has jumped into the controversy over Miss California USA's gay marriage comments:

President Barack Obama ended up in the middle of an unlikely controversy this morning — the debate over Miss California’s position on gay marriage.

At a press conference addressing Carrie Prejean’s disputed title in the Miss USA competition, pageant owner Donald Trump compared Prejean’s stated views on gay marriage to Obama’s.

“It's the same answer that the president of the United States gave,” Trump said. “She gave an honorable answer. She gave an answer from her heart.”

In her own remarks moments later, Prejean echoed Trump’s statement, telling reporters: “The president of the United States, the secretary of state, and many Americans agree with me in this belief.”

In the final round of the Miss USA pageant, Prejean told judge Perez Hilton: “I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised.”

Although all of us here disagree with Prejean, she brings up a good point: she has the exact same position on same-sex marriage as President Obama and Secretary Clinton do. Which is an embarrassing association for Obama and Clinton, but then again, they chose to have that stance.


cheap jordan shoes said...

We need much more property tax cuts.
It has definitely not "dropped like a rock".

Brett said...

You realize most education funding comes from property taxes? Cut property taxes and our kids miss out on a quality education.

Of course, I advocate switching away from the property tax model of education funding, but right now it is what it is.

Zaid at UGA said...

Is Prejean some sort of tax cut advocate too or did you post on the wrong thread? :p