'Duck Dynasty' star gets seat for SOTU speech

Willie Robertson of TV's Duck Dynasty fame will be in the House when President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address.

Robertson, CEO of the Duck Commander empire, will be the guest of Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La.,according to The Washington Examiner. McAllister won a special election in November with the help of his hirsute, duck-calling buddy. Robertson cut a campaign ad for McAllister, a political neophyte, who beat a more conservative candidate backed by Tea Party groups.

Robertson, considered the resident prankster of the company in the popular reality TV show, briefly toyed with the idea of running for the congressional seat McAllister won.

Boss Hog, as Willie is also known, is the son of Phil Robertson, whose anti-gay comments in GQ magazine led to the patriarch's brief suspension by A&E. But the network backed off amid outcry from Duck Dynasty fans and Republicans such as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who said A&E was trampling on Phil Robertson's free-speech rights.

As a guest, Robertson won't be sitting with McAllister on the floor of the House chamber as Obama speaks. He'll be in the gallery — no doubt attracting his own attention.


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