State of the Union's special guest? 'Duck Dynasty's' Willie Robertson
January 29th, 2014
11:49 AM ET

State of the Union's special guest? 'Duck Dynasty's' Willie Robertson

At President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, it was "Duck Dynasty's" Willie Robertson who was the man of the hour for some politicians.

As the reality star made his way through the Washington, D.C. crowd along with his wife, Korie, congressional leaders leaped at the chance for a photo op with the son of controversial "Dynasty" patriarch, Phil Robertson.

Willie was there as a guest of Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister, who called the TV star and chief executive of his family's Duck Commander business a "close friend (and) constituent."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phil Robertson's support of McAllister's campaign has been credited as helping the representative to win his seat.

Yet while McAllister could claim the "Duck Dynasty" star as his special guest for the evening, he had to share him with his colleagues. Several congressional leaders couldn't resist tweeting out photos taken with Robertson.

Obviously, "Duck Dynasty" hasn't lost a lot of fans in the Capitol, even though Willie's dad Phil was heavily criticized and temporarily suspended from the show after remarks in a magazine interview that were widely perceived as homophobic and racist.

As far as what Robertson considered the highlight of Obama's speech, it sounds like it wasn't gun control. Tweeted political writer Alex Pappas:

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