Is Prejean Fair Game?

My good friend Robert writes in to debate with me on my Carrie Prejean article:

Back when

I was 18, I wasn’t convinced of a necessity for gay marriage when civil

unions were gaining acceptability. Now that I’m older, I’ve come to

believe that it’s a privacy issue, much like a woman’s choice, and

thus, I don’t have a problem with who gets married since its a personal

choice that will have little to no impact on my life.

I, like you, do hope that Ms. Prejean will change her views.

Unfortunately, I do believe her own actions have put her in this very

position. After the brouhaha of her pageant question, she was embraced

by the Right, and she in turned has fully embraced them. FoxNews and

Clear Channel, and their hosts, have given her a soapbox to “preach to

the choir” as it were. She’s written a book. She’s gone on talking

circuits. Indeed, just this week she was scheduled to speak to the

Republican Congressional Caucus before canceling five minutes before

her speech in the wake of the Larry King interview.

My line of work today involves dealing with hypocritical politicians.

She has been embraced, and in turn actively embraces, a political

issue. As time goes on, it has become more and more apparent that she

has not been one to ‘practice what she preached’. In my book, that

makes her a hypocrite and because she has made herself a public and

political figure, she’s fair game.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.