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Palin Defends ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star

Sarah Palin expressed solidarity with one of the stars of the television show “Duck Dynasty” after he was suspended from the program for making anti-gay comments.  Palin said reality TV star Phil Robertson was only voicing his personal opinions, adding that “free speech is an endangered species.”  “Those 'intolerants' hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us,” the former Alaska governor wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday night. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said he found many of Robertson's remarks offensive but said people are entitled to express their own views. The “Dynasty” family lives in Louisiana. “It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended,” Jindal said in a statement/Mario Trujillo, The Hill. More here. (AP photo, of Phil Robertson holding up the 1 millionth duck call assembled for 2013 at Duck Commander warehouse in West Monroe, La.)

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