According to E!, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) called Miss California Carrie Prejean to buck her up after her gay marriage-driven loss in the Miss USA pageant.
So says Prejean’s father, at least, who tells E! News in an exclusive interview that the Alaska governor has already been in touch with his lightning-rod spawn.
“She called her directly to offer support,” says the 58-year-old William Prejean.
While he did not reveal exactly which words of wisdom Palin offered to his suddenly—and literally—overexposed daughter, he did clarify that the phone call came prior to the beauty queen’s racy photos appearing on TheDirty.com.
If true, it continues Palin’s pattern of dodging typical political rites of passage (like the White House Correspondents Dinner) while biting into culture war issues, such as the now pretty-well-forgotten Special Olympics comment that the president made on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.