Here's how stars are made in today's Republican Party…
TMZ spoke with Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) who tells us he thinks Prejean could be a serious contender in the political arena:
"[Carrie] has the ability to draw crowds and if she has a strong message to go with that, who knows what she can do? She has star power which can open doors."
That's some high regard you hold your job in Rep. Chaffetz.
In all seriousness, though, could she possibly be any worse than Michele Bachmann?
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