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Duck Dynasty Controversy: Sarah Palin Admits To Skipping Phil Robertson’s GQ Interview

December 26, 2013 10:00 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

And…the never-ending Duck Dynasty controversy continues. This time, Sarah Palin is taking nearly as much heat as Phil Robertson. The politician immediately jumped to the reality TV patriarch’s defense after learning of his predicament. Turns out, she never actually read the GQ interview!

Nobody’s ever really thought of Sarah Palin as well-read, particularly given her telling explanation of her news consumption habits in a 2008 interview with Katie Couric. As such, it should come as little surprise that the former governor failed to read the controversial GQ Duck Dynasty interview before taking to social media to defend its subject, Phil Robertson. She admitted as much the other day, explaining on Fox News, “I haven’t read the article. I don’t know exactly how he said it.”

In this case, “it” refers to Phil Robertson’s rather graphic description of various sexual preferences, as well as his controversial stance on race relations in the Jim Crow South. But regardless of Phil’s manner of speaking, Sarah Palin believes the reality star should be allowed to express his opinion. Additionally, the politician feels that critics should remember that, in her opinion, Phil expressed only good intentions when he shared his thoughts with GQ. “What he was doing was in response to a question about a lifestyle that he disagrees with. And yet he has said over and over again, he doesn’t hate the person engaging in a lifestyle he disagrees with.”

Do you agree with Sarah Palin’s stance on the Duck Dynasty controversy? Or, having failed to read the interview, should the former governor abstain from offering feedback on the issue? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below!

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6 Responses to “Duck Dynasty Controversy: Sarah Palin Admits To Skipping Phil Robertson’s GQ Interview”

  1. ahobbit Says:
    December 26th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    hmm figures sarah palin did something without researching… who would want a president that does that

  2. industryup Says:
    December 26th, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Quiet on the set of “Idiot Take 2″ and ACTION!!!

  3. April Porterfield Says:
    December 26th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Why Sarah Palin, why? You always open your mouth and stupid things come flying out it. You make women of politics seem inept of intelligence. You comment about something you haven’t read. What if he said something negative about women, like being barefoot & pregnant. Would you support him then? I couldn’t care less how he thinks but as a political figure couldn’t you should be more responsible with your statements.

  4. corbin douthitt Says:
    December 26th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Ms.Palin did not need to read the interview in GQ. The media flap was sufficient to raise the Liberal/Racist/Gay Agenda flag. Sorry folks, homosexuality is still a sin in the bible- the GLAAD and Rainbow folks can whine all they want. that fact will not change. AS for The black people he worked WITH being happy– that was his observation of the people whom he knew and that knew him. His observation is no more or no less valid that of Je$$e Jack$on. Except we KNOW Je$$e is a self-serving racist bigot.

  5. gsxhunter-123 Says:
    December 26th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    While it is a shame that Ms. Palin chose to speak without having read the printed words of GQ, Phil was citing scriptures that he as a Christian finds to be authority by which he sets his personal moral compass. That he is an openly Christian male isn’t particularly shocking, nor does it defy precedence he clearly set during the broadcasting of his reality show. As a Christian male myself, I would have been offended had he modified the written word of 1COR 6:9 simply to save offending the secular world.

  6. gsxhunter-123 Says:
    December 26th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Perhaps Ms. Palin should either apologetically amend the unwarranted statements she made in Phil’s support, or clearly announce that since carefully reading the GQ interview she unequivocally stands by Phil’s comments. Love her passion, but no more substantiated than the knee jerk commentary by GLAAD and Jesse Jackson.


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