President Obama’s political astuteness is beyond contention. In a political climate where “historic” moments seem predisposed to garnering popular support, President Obama keenly picks a “historic” nominee to fill Justice David Souter’s seat on the Supreme Court. It is all the more important that this historic pick, Sonia Sotomayor, is Hispanic (she is of Puerto Rican descent), and therefore – much like President Obama – claims membership in a “historically” underrepresented, negatively stereotyped and discriminated against minority. President Obama knows that such a nominee could be virtually bulletproof.
You’re probably thinking “Why on Earth would Rob, after months of relative inactivity, return with an article about the Miss USA pageant?” I respect the question. The issue for me, however, is not the Miss USA pageant. The pageant is merely a tangential backdrop to the larger issue: the vilification of Christianity in the name of “tolerance”. For those who haven’t followed the story, this year’s Miss USA pageant featured celebrity blogger Perez Hilton as one of its judges. During the final round questioning, Perez asked Carrie Prejean, the current Miss California USA, whether she supported the legalization of same-sex marriage.