By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
I've felt a measure of sympathy this morning for my colleagues in the media as they have had to treat the impending fate of Miss California as if it was a very serious story. There is an MSNBC anchor quizzing a former Miss Rhode Island about the propriety of political questions in pageants (not to mention whether there are double-standards at work: Miss Rhode Island posed in Maxim—but, crucially, disclosed her exposure).
And there is a reporter live from ... well I wasn't paying that close attention ... from wherever Donald Trump was set appear to pass judgment on Carrie Prejean. The reporter recalled The Donald's past decisions when other beauty queens had run amok. As with the still-Miss California, Trump was benevolent—one might even say compassionate; perhaps he should be on the high court? I looked at the reporter and wondered if she thought it at all odd that her career has brought her to an analyzing Donald Trump's jurisprudence on national television?
(Hey, morally and journalistically righteous blogger-boy, what's this blog post if not a cheap way to talk about Miss California-gate? Quiet you—it drives traffic. We've all got to make a living after all.)
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