It finally happened. Even the Donald, who famously tolerated her antics (about whom I blogged a few times already), has finally had enough of Ms Carrie Prejean (as reported by the AP, via the Today show/MSNBC):

Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, who stirred up trouble for herself when she said gays shouldn’t be allowed to marry, got two dreaded words from pageant poobah Donald Trump on Wednesday: “You’re fired.”

While I’m sure her supporters in the Religious Right will whine and complain that this happened because of her religious and ideological positions, but that’s not the reason:

Trump and other pageant leaders said Prejean was being sacked not because of the remarks but because she hadn’t been holding up her end of the agreement she signed when she entered the pageant.

“This was a decision based solely on contract violations, including Ms. Prejean’s unwillingness to make appearances on behalf of the Miss California USA organization,” the California pageant’s executive director, Keith Lewis, said in a statement.

You see, Ms Prejean has been exploiting her newfound position as a heroine of the Religious Right, making appearances around the country for them. So she hasn’t been showing up to appearances that the pageant has booked for her, and at she was contractually obliged to appear.

Still, I’m sure the Religious Right will lie for her and say otherwise. They will actually defend her breaking her own contract. Because, you see, she did it for God. And that makes it right even if it’s wrong.

Maybe she’ll parlay her breach of contract and firing as Miss California USA into a political career in the Religious Right, just as Alabama’s Roy Moore — that champion of governmentally-sponsored Ten Commandment monuments who was consistently ruled against by all the courts that heard his case and who was so defiant that he was run out of his office as head of Alabama’s state Supreme Court — has exploited his own utter defeat and remade himself into a Religious Right martyr.

(Because we all know Christians just love martyrs, they can’t help themselves.)

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