Palin Leaps to Miss Cali's Defense
Ex-Miss Wasilla slams 'despicable' liberal attacks on Prejean
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2009 3:18 AM CDT
This undated photo provided by the Heath family shows Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin after she won the Miss Wasilla beauty pagent in 1984 in Wasilla Alaska.    (AP Photo/Heath Family)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin has come to the defense of Carrie Prejean, calling attacks on the beauty queen "despicable," reports the Washington Post. The Alaska governor—and former Miss Wasilla—blasted the "liberal onslaught of malicious attacks" on the embattled Miss California. Palin said she spoke to Prejean soon after controversy erupted over her views opposing gay marriage.

"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," Palin said. "Our Constitution protects us all—not just those who agree with the far left."