Jindal Gets Duck Dynasty Star’s Endorsement

The battle for “celebrity” endorsements in the Republican presidential race is off and running and Bobby Jindal, hovering around 1% in most of the polls, has picked up the coveted endorsement of one of the Duck Dynasty dolts. I’m particularly amused by how the guy says virtually nothing in his endorsement:

Willie Robertson, CEO of the company Duck Commander and star of the family-friendly “Duck Dynasty” reality show on A&E has made his pick for president and it’s – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

“Bobby’s such a great man,” Robertson said, during a sit-down interview on the set of “Fox & Friends” on Friday. “He’s a Christian guy … he always shows up.”

When asked if he endorses Jindal for president, Robertson said, “I do.”

He went on: “I like what he stands for. Bobby’s the best that I know.”

He didn’t actually say anything there, did he? He didn’t talk about policies he supports or stances he takes on issues, just vague “he’s a great guy.” And what the hell does “he always shows up” mean? Always shows up with the check for your show, to the tune of hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars every year?

On Donald Trump, he said he didn’t agree with everything the billionaire said – including the presidential contender’s remarks about Sen. John McCain’s war-hero status – but he generally liked how he was saying it.

“It’s like the wild, wild west out there,” he said, speaking of Trump’s visit to the border. “Trump’s laying it out there. … That’s what I like about it. … When he dropped the cell phone number [of Lindsey Graham] that’s one of the best things I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Anyone have this guy’s cell number? I bet he wouldn’t be so fond of it if it happened to him.

This is just what Jindal needs to give his campaign a boost from 1% to maybe 1.5%. And if he can get the endorsement of Dog the Bounty Hunter or one of the teen moms from MTv, the sky’s the limit.

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  • StevoR

    Jindal? Pity hes’ squeezed out Santorum on this prestigious nom eh?

  • StevoR

    On the bright side its not Trump so ..mildly surprised there.

  • Saad

    Maybe Robertson has only seen the official portrait.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    “He’s a Christian guy … he always shows up.”

    Total WTF? Does he mean the way Jesus H. Christ “showed up” with his heavenly kingdom within the lifetime of some of the original people He spoke to?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Sure, that’s big get, but I’m waiting for the critical Cooter endorsement.

  • John Pieret

    Well, if there is anyone who can appreciate a quack, it’s the Duck Dynasty guys.

  • busterggi

    I’m waiting to see who Honey-Boo-boo endorses, none of these faux rednecks matter to me.

  • Die Anyway

    Now me, I’m a car and beer kinda guy so I’m going to vote for whoever Richard Rawlings endorses. Woohoo, Fast AND Loud, get you some of that!!

  • Michael Heath

    Saad writes:

    Maybe Robertson has only seen the official portrait.

    I regularly see conservative Christians taking a position where they’re posing as if they’re liberal and tolerant. They act out as being very full of themself when taking this position.

    This is one reason I think conservatives having a mere handful of [non-uppity “coloreds”] in the GOP. Gov. Jindal is a master of being servile to the voting base that Willie Robertson represents.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Michael Heath @ # 9: … a master of being servile …

    Oxymoron of the day!

  • Georgia Sam

    Oh, dear. What a dilemma. Dennis Rodman endorsed Trump, & now Wille Robertson has endorsed Jindal. Decisions, decisions… I wonder, has Mama June Shannon endorsed anybody?

  • freehand

    For some reason I think of this:

    “He’s so unhip that When you say Dylan, he thinks you’re talkin’ about Dylan Thomas. Whoever he was. The man ain’t got no culture.”

    — Simon and Garfunkle

    .

    There was a time when the entire audience would have gotten the joke – the sly dig at a competitor. Now, for the RWNJ, not only is either Dylan too high brow, but the endorsement by the merely famous helps more than it hinders.

    .

    Half a century ago the right wing valued achievement, discipline, and knowledge. Or at least they claimed to.