Carrie Prejean's Sex Tapes Bare GOP Hypocrisy

Supporting gay marriage is worse than starring in porn?
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2009 12:37 PM CST
This April 26, 2009 file photo shows Miss California Carrie Prejean listening to a question during a visit to the Rock Church during services in San Diego.   (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

(Newser) – How come conservatives are willing to overlook Carrie Prejean’s sex tapes, but won’t accept Meghan McCain’s support for gay marriage? McCain watched in disbelief as Sean Hannity recently asked Prejean if she was “in love with her boyfriend” when she made the tape. "I’m sorry, why would being in love matter when it comes to filming yourself in a sexual context?" she asks.

“Making a sex tape is never acceptable,” McCain opines in the Daily Beast. It will eventually get out, and could ruin your career. “I know I’ve learned my lesson after posting a now-notorious photograph of myself on Twitter—and I had all of my clothes on.” Apparently, “as long as you oppose gay marriage, filming yourself having sex is taken more lightly,” says McCain. “Does anyone else see the hypocrisy in this kind of thinking?” Maybe, McCain muses, if she were against gay marriage, the pundits would give her a break, too.