‘Duck Dynasty’ comes to State of the Union

SAINT HELENA, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Willie Robertson and Korie Robertson, stars of A&E's hit TV show, Duck Dynasty, are in the Napa Valley to help launch their new wine brand on November 19, 2013, in Saint Helena, California. Produced in conjunction with Trinchero Family Estates, the new celebrity-driven wines include a chardonnay, a red blend, and a sweet moscato. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
Willie Robertson, shown with wife Korie Robertson, will be in the Capitol Tuesday night. (George Rose/Getty Images)

So much for our fear that Tuesday night’s State of the Union address would lack celebrity firepower: “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson will be in the audience as a guest of Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.)

Robertson is a member of the colorful family chronicled in the hit A&E TV show who own a company that makes hunting supplies, most notably a duck call.

“I am proud to have my close friend, constituent and small business owner, Willie Robertson, attend tonight’s State of the Union Address as my special guest,” the congressman said in a news release. “I look forward to the two of us representing the Fifth District in DC this evening and bringing some diversity to our nation’s capitol.”

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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