Palin Ties Miss California to Obama & Clinton

By Teddy Davis

May 13, 2009 11:16pm

ABC News’ Teddy Davis reports: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) issued a statement Wednesday ginning up conservatives — and creating discomfort for liberals — by pointing out that Miss California Carrie Prejean, President Barack Obama, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are all avowed opponents of same-sex marriage. Palin confirms in her statement that she spoke by phone with Prejean "soon after the attacks started." Prejean has found herself in the middle of a firestorm ever since saying publicly that she lost the Miss USA competition for telling contest judge Perez Hilton, a proponent of same-sex marriage, that she believes marriage is between a man and a woman. The Alaska governor notes that she can relate to Prejean "as a liberal target" herself. Here is the full statement: "The liberal onslaught of malicious attacks against Carrie Prejean for expressing her opinion is despicable." "Carrie and I spoke soon after the attacks started; I can relate as a liberal target myself. What I find so remarkable is that these politically-motivated attacks fail to show that what Carrie and I believe is also what President Obama and Secretary Clinton believe – marriage is between a man and a woman." "I applaud Donald Trump for standing with Carrie during this time. And I respect Carrie for standing strong and staying true to herself, and for not letting those who disagree with her deny her protection under the nation’s First Amendment Rights." "Our Constitution protects us all – not just those who agree with the far left." "Governor Sarah Palin"

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