FRC Action, the lobbying wing of the Family Research Council, has hired Josh Duggar, one of the 19 kids in the reality show 19 Kids and Counting, to be their executive director. He has very little political experience, but that doesn’t seem to matter. FRC’s Tony Perkins seems to think the kids these days will love him:
The job came out of a conversation Perkins had with the younger at the March for Life in January. In hiring him, the group — known for its vigilantly anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage stances — hopes to appeal to more young people and to tap into the huge popularity of his evangelical clan within flyover America. “The big part of Josh’s focus is going to be building our grass-roots across the country” — Christian conservatives, homeschooling families. Duggar, he noted, previously campaigned for Rick Santorum and for a restrictive Arkansas law that would ban most abortions after 12 weeks.
“Their program has shown that there are viewers who are not just inquisitive but who really do understand the importance of family,” he said.
I guess the Octomom and Honey Boo Boo were busy.