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May 13, 2009

Dressing Miss California

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Sorry, I haven’t been following this Miss California story that closely — until I came upon this photo of Donald Trump and the winner of his pageant. Let’s see, the mega-real estate and casino mogul bought Miss USA, right?

So, besides Miss Prejean becoming the conservative poster child of the week, by virtue of the current right-wing leadership vacuum (and the lingering wingnut propensity for culture war), what’s all this business about her taking her clothes off, and isn’t the Donald here — wearing that overdone look of nonchalance — creating the perfect piece of slapstick with the mock dressing of his doll?

(image: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images. Trump Tower. May 12, 2009. New York City)

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