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Posted on May 12, 2009
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Pageantry trumps politics: Miss California Carrie Prejean thanks Donald Trump for his support during a news conference in New York on Tuesday.

Looks like Carrie Prejean’s opinions about gay marriage, as well as various and sundry racy snapshots in a state of undress, aren’t going to end up costing her the Miss California title. On Tuesday, Donald Trump announced that Prejean was going to continue her reign—and, shockingly, that he thought some of the photos were rather fetching.

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“It’s the same answer the president of the United States gave; it’s the same answer many people gave,” Trump said. “She gave an honorable answer; she gave an answer from her heart.”

Trump said he and other pageant officials had reviewed racy photos of Prejean and decided they were acceptable.

“We are in the 21st century. We have determined the pictures taken are fine,” he said, adding that “in some cases the pictures were lovely.”

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By Inherit The Wind, May 18, 2009 at 9:32 pm Link to this comment

hippie4ever, May 17 at 4:38 pm #

As for Trump, my only question is why this guy can’t get a decent hair job with all his billions? It looks like something my cat drags home after a wild night with my stash.

Don King recommended his barber and Trump took him up on it.

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By Leefeller, May 17, 2009 at 3:04 pm Link to this comment

like Trump said, if Mrs California was not pretty, no one would care? Well I say, if she looked like Earnest Borgnine I wouldn’t care?

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By BlueBerry Pick'n, May 17, 2009 at 2:32 pm Link to this comment


she got more media attention than the actual ‘ReichWing Trophy Wife HorseRace’ winner.

AND she got the ultimate Korporate Konsuming Reptile to announce she was both a prize worth catching while defending her Reich to say Ugly Things.


yup, she’ll be the Perfect Trophy Wife for the right guy… possibly even have a career as a Public Relations or Communications Kareer.

do whatever you want, until you get caught & can wriggle out of it!

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By hippie4ever, May 17, 2009 at 1:38 pm Link to this comment

Why has this been a big story? Hmmm…

Had California a beauty contestant who, in 1964, said something to the effect that “negros should be happy to live in their own neighborhoods, and content with their lot in life,” there would have been a controversy too.

As for Trump, my only question is why this guy can’t get a decent hair job with all his billions? It looks like something my cat drags home after a wild night with my stash.

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By jimfromthefoothills, May 17, 2009 at 8:48 am Link to this comment

Don’t get the controversy she is very pretty and she won a contest for her beauty.  I don’t give a rats ass about her opinions on gay marriage, global warming or the price of rice in china.

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By Leefeller, May 15, 2009 at 8:53 am Link to this comment

Toadhollow, brings to my attention an other news article of which Trump has decided to capitalize on.  Key word being capital another key word fetching. 

Mrs. California and Donald Trump have taken it upon themselves, while at the same time being full of themselves, to do a road trip promoting the sanity of marriage, which they say, should only be between a man and a woman.

Recently it has come to peoples dismay that the well known celebrity Kermit the Frog has contacted the swine flu. Suspicions are circulating on how this may have occurred?   

Donal Trump is worried Mrs Piggy will become breaking news and is taking steps to seek an audience with the Pope,  to define with Papel certitude, the word marriage to only mean between a man and a women.  Trump said he “bereaves just as the fetching Mrs California, that gays should not be allowed to use the word marriage.”

With the current breaking news about Kermit the Frog and Mrs Piggy and stories circulating of marriage bells, between Kermit and Mrs Piggy,  Mrs California and Donald want to make it quite clear they do not believe gays should be married, also not include marriage between a pig and a frog.

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By Inherit The Wind, May 15, 2009 at 5:58 am Link to this comment

toadhollow, May 14 at 10:41 pm #
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Don, he be lookin’ to get some that.

Clearly.  She’s going to have to pay the price of his saving her ass.  Trump is like a teen who never grew up when it comes to young, fetching-looking women.  And he has fame, money and power.  Why else would all these knockouts sleep with such a troll?

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By toadhollow, May 14, 2009 at 7:41 pm Link to this comment
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Don, he be lookin’ to get some that.

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By MeHere, May 14, 2009 at 6:13 am Link to this comment

Truthdig (Arts and Culture):

I suggest you leave this type of news to the media that specializes in recycling trashy news day and night.

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By ocjim, May 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm Link to this comment

There is not a forum that Donald would reject. His egotism, his arrogance and his boorishness are unbounded.

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By Mikey, May 13, 2009 at 11:28 am Link to this comment
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Trump has really lost it.  I mean, I don’t think he ever had it to beging with.  His treatment of the celebrities of the “Celebrity Apprentice” were equally abhorrid.  He berated Khloe Khardashian for taking time off the show to attend her DUI programs, while in the same breath telling Dennis Rodman he loves him even when he is drunk on the show 90% of the time.  To support this bigot is inexcusable.  Boycott Trump.

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By WriterOnTheStorm, May 13, 2009 at 10:23 am Link to this comment

We should remember that we’re talking about someone who attempted to copyright the phrase ‘you’re fired’. The Trumpster is the country’s trailer-trash manager-cum-celebrity CEO, a pop-culture mahatma of gaudy excess. This paragon of pre-crash capitalism has no more relevance, except as an object lesson in the soul-stripping emptiness of lifestyle commodification that is now nearly synonymous with America.

Turn the page. Please.

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By Magginkat, May 13, 2009 at 5:03 am Link to this comment

I can’t believe that this stupid story has run as a news item on cable news for almost two weeks.  Who gives a hoot?  For Donald Trump to have the last word is almost as big a joke as the “news”.  Yes, I know he owns the pageant but what about the people who actually run the show?

As for the pictures…...sheeze!  She appeared on stage in a bikini that covered less flesh.

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By Leefeller, May 12, 2009 at 4:58 pm Link to this comment

Trump is on the money, literally.  Fetching? Do I hear wedding bells in the not to distant future?  Why, do I have a vision of phony boobs with phony hair?

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