Meghan McCain discusses Carrie Prejean, hypocrisy, and marriage equality, in a new editorial in The Daily Beast:
I am of the mind-set that you should never record anything in
private that you wouldn't mind the whole world to see. Because somehow,
some day, those images will find their way to the public. 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. So this is not a good message for Sean Hannity to
send, that if you were in love with your boyfriend it is OK. These
tapes and photographs can ruin your career and your credibility, but
it’s the laissez faire attitude toward them that I find so upsetting.
I find it even more disturbing that as long as you oppose gay
marriage, filming yourself having sex is taken more lightly. Does
anyone else see the hypocrisy in this kind of thinking? And hypocrisy
is something the Republican Party can’t afford to have right now as the
GOP struggles to find its identity. As I said, we all make mistakes and
I don't want to be too harsh on Carrie Prejean. She is only 22, after
all, and a former Miss California USA, not a politician. And lest we
forget, she feels the same way about gay marriage that our own
The problem I have with my fellow Republicans is why gay marriage is
the trump card in any situation. It seems that as long as you are
against gay marriage, any scandal in your life can be overlooked or
overcome. When you are in favor of it, however—and I have been very vocal about my support—that position defines you.
On Friday, it was revealed that there are seven additional sex tapes and 30 nude photographs of Carrie Prejean that have been discovered. Vivid Entertainment has the tapes in its possession and wants to distribute them.