Willie and Korie Robertson attended the recent State of the Union speech — and stole the show, with dozens of members of both parties meeting with and talking to the classy and entrepreneurial couple before the main event.
But not everyone was happy with the presence of decent country folk in their nasty world of politics.
During NBC’s live State of the Union coverage Tuesday night, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd sneered at Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson being Republican guests at the event:
“…after the shooting with Gabby Giffords and for a couple of State of the Unions in a row….There was more of a dignified feeling about the guests that you would invite. Boy, you can tell things are a lot different now, when you’re inviting Duck Dynasty stars.”
Apparently Todd did not find it “undignified” that Obama and several Democrat members of Congress invited illegal aliens to the speech.
Minutes before Todd’s rant, Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O’Donnell had noted Robertson’s attendance: “One of the reality TV stars of Duck Dynasty, Willie Robertson, is here with his star-spangled bandanna. And there has been a parade of members, Republican members of the House, who’ve come from the floor up to the second level to shake hands with him.”
The networks thoroughly denounced Robertson’s father and fellow Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson after he expressed his religious opposition to homosexuality.
Above: Not “dignified” enough for NBC liberals were Willie and Korie Robertson at the SOTU.