Feb 27, 2014 12:13 PM by Dave Fields
Gov. Bobby Jindal travels Thursday to Duck Commander Headquarters in Monroe to present the Inaugural Governor's Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence to Duck Commander and the Robertson Family.
Jindal's appearance at 117 King's Ln. in West Monroe at 4:15 p.m. follows a Dec. 19, 2013, press release from the governor's office, in which Jindal made an emphatic defense of the Robertson family patriarch.
"Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don't agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended," said the governor.