Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:
After coming in second Sunday in the Miss USA pageant, Miss California Carrie Prejean continues to grab headlines. Prejean answered a question on gay marriage by saying, "I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman."
That response has caused a firestorm of criticism from the left but has also brought the young woman support from across the country.
The Alabama House of Representatives approved a resolution supporting Prejean for speaking out against gay marriage. Also, San Francisco Mayor and prominent gay-rights advocate Gavin Newsom is defending Prejean's right to an opinion. He asid in an interview with NBC, "I want to challenge her on her point of view, but she spoke her conscience, I think she's being a little unfairly maligned."
Though her position puts her at odds with many in her state, and the liberal blogs that have been bashing her, Prejean's position is strikingly familiar to the Obama administration's position on the issue and to what candidate Obama said on the campaign trail on August 16, 2008: "I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman."
For the second time this week, an American politician has suggested that 9/11 terrorists entered the U.S. across the Canadian border. Fair and balanced, this morning Senator John McCain was interviewed on "FOX and Friends" and said, "Some of the 9/11 hijackers did come through Canada, as you know."
It didn't take long for the Canadian Embassy to issue a response. Referencing Canadian Ambassador Michael Wilson's comments Tuesday: "Unfortunately, misconceptions arise on something as fundamental as where the 9/11 terrorists came from... No 9/11 terrorists came from Canada."
As we told you Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano also alleged that the attackers crossed the Canadian border, and later said she'd made a mistake.
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And finally, as we've reported, times are tough in the auto industry. So tough, some are trying to make a sale all the way to the very end. An obituary printed in the Arizona Republic on Thursday reads: "Chuck Dimmick, born December 29th, 1958 in Riverside, California, passed away suddenly on April 18, 2009 while attending a NASCAR race to watch his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon... Chuck was the Director of Marketing for the Lund Cadillac Group. We are sur* he would still want all to know that .9 percent financing is still available on all New 2008 Hummer H2s." The obituary goes on to give the memorial times and location.
— FOX News Channel's Lanna Britt contributed to this report.
Bret Baier is the Chief Political Anchor of Fox News Channel, and the Anchor & Executive Editor of "Special Report with Bret Baier.” His book, "Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission," (William Morrow) is on sale now.