The Miss California Pageant can’t fire Carrie Prejean; that privelege lies only with the owner, Donald Trump, and he won’t announce his decision before tomorrow. But they’ve pretty much given up on her ever fulfilling her duties. (LA Times)
Carrie Prejean, the controversial Miss California, was neither fired nor embraced today by local pageant officials. Instead, frustrated officials said at a news conference in Beverly Hills that they would simply circumvent her and appoint first runner-up Tami Farrell as “our official Beauty of California ambassador.”
In effect, they created a shadow Miss California to fulfill the appearances they claim Prejean has been unavailable to do. The co-executive director of the pageant, Keith Lewis, described the local pageant as little more than helpless passengers “on this runaway train.”
With Carrie dedicating all her time to anti-gay evangelism, they have been unable to reach Prejean and she has proven unwilling to participate. She thinks she’s found a better gig.