'Opposite Marriage' Advocate Angie Harmon Defends Miss California
It's been a while since we checked in on viral video superstar Carrie Prejean, whose unkempt hair and dowdy dresses have transfixed a global...oh wait, that's the other one. Prejean is the controversial Miss California who took what should have been an amusing thing (standing up to Perez Hilton) and had to muddy it up with anti-gay whatnottery! Now, though, beloved Baywatch Nights alumna Angie Harmon has come to Prejean's rescue, and she is ready to throw a life preserver (at night) down that deep, deep hole that Prejean has dug:
"If someone is standing up for how they feel and talking about their beliefs, why are we punishing her for that?" Harmon, 36, told Usmagazine.com Tuesday at the opening of the Malibu Lumber Yard in Calif. "I just don't understand how we've gotten to a place in America where, if someone doesn't agree with everyone, then they are punished for it." [...]
Said Harmon, "I heard something in the car on the way over here, and it was like, 'She wasn't punished,' but she lost because of it. So she was punished."
"I find it incredibly disappointing," she went on. "I mean, that is what she thinks. That's what she believes. I'm not going to punish anyone for that. I don't know if she lost because of it, but if she did, I think that is very disappointing."
Wait, so did she lose because of it or not, Ange? This sort of waffling is what got ADA Abbie Carmichael written out of Law & Order. Still, though, we'll give Harmon this: it is so deeply unfair that the judges actually listened to Prejean's answer and graded it (even though that was the point of the question-and-answer competition). The least they could have done is overlook the content of her response to focus on her nearly incompetent word-making and invented slanguage.
ALSO: WHAT ROLE, IF ANY, DID JANET NAPOLITANO PLAY IN ALL THIS?