Sarah Palin meets 'Duck Dynasty' 'dudes'
December 9th, 2013
08:56 AM ET
9 months ago

Sarah Palin meets 'Duck Dynasty' 'dudes'

(CNN) - Sarah Palin met some of the stars of the popular television series, "Duck Dynasty," over the weekend while on her book tour in Monroe, Louisiana.

"Had a blast meeting the Duck Commander gang as well as the great folks who came to the book signing yesterday evening," the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee wrote Sunday on Facebook.

Palin recently released a book, "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas."

The Robertson family rose to fame after creating the successful company Duck Commander, which makes duck calls for hunters. The Louisiana-based family later became the subject of the A&E series.

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Photos posted on her page also show that Palin's husband, Todd, joined the gathering via FaceTime, a videophone app for Apple products. In one photo, Palin can be seen showing her iPhone to Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Commander clan.

"In this photo, Todd was FaceTiming with the Duck Commander team while he was out snowmaching on a frozen river in Alaska training for the Iron Dog!" Palin wrote.

It's not the first time Palin has met a member of the family; she took a photo with Willie Robertson, the CEO of the family business and main star of the A&E series, at this year's National Rifle Association convention. She praised the family for promoting conservative values, specifically Phil Robertson's view against abortion.

Washington, she argued in a Facebook post in August, should be more like the "Duck Dynasty" family.

"To our GOP leaders in Washington, especially - this is what Americans desire and deserve; we're not rooting for your social truces," she wrote. "Kudos to these Duck dudes for speaking their minds, and for their boldness in living the American dream of LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness - reminding us all that it's only with freedom that anything is possible."

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soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. Evergreen

    I stopped watching t.v. Several years ago, mainly as a result of "realty t.v." shows. I found nothing real or entertaining about them...IMHO.

    December 9, 2013 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  2. S.B. Stein

    Why are we supposed to care that the people in Duck Dynasty are slumming with Palin? How does she afford to make all these trips? How is she being a good mother to the youngest child who has some delopmental problems?

    December 9, 2013 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  3. sonny chapman

    Hey Lib Bloggers, don't be so knee jerk judgmental about the Robertsons. These folks are about loving & enjoying the Gift of Life given by the Creator; especially the Gift of each others company. Sarah is all about dividing folks based on the pettiest of things. and making BIG $ doing it. I'd much rather face the Creator, after my death, standing in the shoes of Phil Robertson than in the shoes of Sarah Palin.

    December 9, 2013 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  4. canadianobserver11

    bassman
    Her new book on opened in the top ten on the New York Times best seller list.
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    You should scurry on over to Amazon, bassman, and give your friend Audrey Ihrig a helping hand. She's is losing the battle of words against those who ridicule Mama Grizzly. By the way, her book is currently showing at #298 on Amazon's Best Sellers Rank.

    December 9, 2013 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  5. bassman

    Just everyone knows her book's opening on the New York best seller list did not include bulk orders. Nice try though, rs.

    December 9, 2013 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  6. ARMYCSM

    My lovely daughter has been trying me to watch the show for weeks. Telling me how much fun it was to watch. She even tried to leave the TV on when the program came on. Nice try...I changed it for something real like Godzilla vs. Megathong.

    December 9, 2013 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  7. GOP = Greed Over People

    "Lets see your proof? Lets see the picture of her book on the "extreme sales tables"? Go ahead and lie, its what the Palin haters do."

    And we are still waiting for your "proof" missy is in the top 10 of any NYT list.

    Lies, it is what the tundra temptress' sheeple do!

    December 9, 2013 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  8. tom l

    @bassman

    "rs

    bassman

    Her new book on opened in the top ten on the New York Times best seller list. Tells me she has a quiet following.
    ______________________
    Not because the public buys them. Most copies of Palin's "books" are bought by the Right's fundraising organizations and offered as incentives for donations. The few copies that make it to stores (like Sam's Club or Walmart) wind up on the extreme sales tables or they get pulped into recycled paper after a couple of months.

    Lets see your proof? Lets see the picture of her book on the "extreme sales tables"? Go ahead and lie, its what the Palin haters do."

    ========

    It's funny because I was thinking the exact same thing. People on the left like rs just say things with zero evidence but it makes them feel good and they think they're right about it so they say it. Just like Rudy saying that repubs have all the wealth in this country but there is zero evidence of that, as well. They just like to say things and then deem those things they say as fact.

    The only thing I like about Palin is how much she agitates the left. I do enjoy that very much. As far as being president? Yeah, not so much.

    December 9, 2013 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  9. GOP = Greed Over People

    "Just everyone knows her book's opening on the New York best seller list did not include bulk orders."

    It is so easy to validate your claim, just provide us with a link.

    Otherwise, you are no more viable when you claim "everyone knows her book opening" as it is just more GOP speak. Sorta like when the House GOP states they are doing the "will of the people".

    You only get credit for platitudes in the FOX bubble, out here in reality, we expect factual statements, not GOP wishful thinking.

    December 9, 2013 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  10. A True Conservative

    All the haters here crack me up......they love everybody as long as they agree with them....

    December 9, 2013 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    "When pressed further by those at the table he said that he found it them to be a non-dysfunctional family that really loved each other, and enjoyed good old-fashioned fun."

    Many of the folks they represent are the same folks my husband has spent our marriage associating with. They are rather set in their ways, but when all is said and done, they are and have always been great friends to the both of us. Many of my husbands friends roll their eyes at me and I bat my eyes at them in return, but could I count on them in an emergency: you betcha. Personally, I don't like the idea of becoming bumbling fools for T.V. ratings. Perhaps I'm being too harsh, but from what I've seen on the commercials, this seems to be the general idea. Say and do outrageous stunts to bring in more viewers.

    As you stated: to each their own.

    December 9, 2013 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The only thing I like about Palin is how much she agitates the left. I do enjoy that very much. As far as being president? Yeah, not so much."

    The difference between the duck dudes and Sarah Palin is that the "dudes" are basically living an honest life which apparently suits them just fine.

    Sarah Palin is a ready-made for T.V. fake ... from her head to her toes.

    December 9, 2013 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  13. Fair is Fair

    Lynda/Minnesota

    "Personally, I don't like the idea of becoming bumbling fools for T.V. ratings. Perhaps I'm being too harsh, but from what I've seen on the commercials, this seems to be the general idea. Say and do outrageous stunts to bring in more viewers"
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    I look at it from a diffeent angle. They've attained their moment of fame and as we all know it will be a fleeting moment. Meanwhile, they're making a TON of money on merchandising, so much so that it probably dwarfs what they're getting from the show. The gravy train doesn't pull into the station very often, so I say God Bless them for hopping on board and taking full advantage when it does.

    December 9, 2013 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  14. current state of the union

    Just don't care for her, she is as phoney as a three dollar bill. How does crying foul whenever someone calls you on your bs,while spewing toxic accusations make you worthy of listening to? She only cares about money, plain ans simple

    December 9, 2013 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  15. TONY

    What the hell can she write about i am curious? how can this woman enlighten anyone about anything? how can i read a book from someone who cannot say what book or newspapers she reads? The other problem is a lot of or followers cannot read, they are a bunch of ignorant right wingers(if the know what that is) that need a dental plan badly.

    December 9, 2013 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  16. ST

    CNN are you serious on what you are doing? Why do you keep on bringing this woman?You can't find her name in any other News Network because they see her useless. What does she have to offer to people? Can't you realise that a lot of people no more appreciate what you are doing nowadays? You used to beat them all BUT not anymore because of your negligence. Just glance at Washington website more than 68 million visitors; Crazy Fox News 40 million visitors; MSNBC 36 million and come to you CNN hardly one million. Can't you take time and ask yourself why???? You are disappointing us all.

    December 9, 2013 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  17. rs

    The only thing I like about Palin is how much she agitates the left. I do enjoy that very much. As far as being president? Yeah, not so much.
    ____________________
    Agreed- but only the GOP was silly enough to make her McCain's sidekick. One must admit that calls their judgement into question.

    December 9, 2013 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  18. Randy, San Francisco

    As long as Palin continues to have influence and clout in the Republican Party, rebranding will take a lot longer. Tea Partiers and conservative purists have a hard time understanding that time is not on their side.

    December 9, 2013 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    "Personally, I don't like the idea of becoming bumbling fools for T.V. ratings"
    "As you stated: to each their own."
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    I hear and respect our difference of opinion on this my friend.
    I guess having watched (out of curiosity of course! wink) a few episodes of the Housewives, I find their buffoonery and delight in each other refreshing.
    But indeed to each of us our own.

    Meanwhile....we're enjoying a little of your MInnesota weather here in the Mid-Atlantic with a mini ice-storm that has shutdown school counties, and created havoc on the roads...

    December 9, 2013 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  20. Never Gone' Happen MittensRobme

    this woman is in it for the money and she's milking the stupid tea potty folks to the bank...dont need to be lectured about freedom by some dumb a$$ bimbo. America is a country free already!!!

    December 9, 2013 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
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