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'Duck Dynasty's Boss Hog invited to Obama's State of the Union

Rep. Vance McAllister has invited Willie "Boss Hog" Robertson to attend this year's State of the Union as his "special guest."
Posted By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   Jan. 28, 2014 at 8:22 PM
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Willie "Boss Hog" Robertson's enormous beard will make him easy to spot when you're watching President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

The Duck Dynasty star will attend the event as a "special guest" of Rep. Vance McAllister, a Republican congressman in Robertson's home state of Louisiana.

"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," McAllister said in a statement. "Willie is thankful for this opportunity and honored to attend. 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."

Many conservatives embraced the Robertson family when patriarch Phil Robertson was temporarily suspended from his reality show for his controversial remarks about gay people and African Americans.

Boss Hog previously starred in one of McAllister's campaign ads.

UPDATE: Robertson’s wife, Korie, will also attend, as per The New York Times. She is a guest of Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican.

[E! News, USA Today]

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