Willie Robertson, one of the stars of A&E's 'Duck Dynasty' hit, isn't slamming the door to running for an open House seat in an upcoming special election.
But the CEO of the hunting call maker and outfitters Duck Commander and Buck Commander, thinks that many of the choices before him as he considers a life after the TV show are "crap."
Family spokesman Al Robertson, talking to KNOE 8 News in Monroe, La., home to the Commander companies, held open the possibility that Willie Robertson might consider the House bid. Secrets on Monday reported that some in the GOP are planning to woo Robertson to run for the seat being vacated by Rep. Rodney Alexander, who is leaving to work for Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal.
"I don't think Willie will be running, but with him, you never know!" Al Robertson told the station. He added that Robertson is due back from a trip to New York this week to promote the upcoming season of Duck Dynasty.
Willie Robertson also told the latest version of Virginia Game & Fish magazine that he's looking for his next adventure. Asked his plans, Robertson said:
"I don't know. Buy an island? Um, we'll be doing a Christmas album. We'll film another season if we finish negotiations. I'm not the looking-three-years-down-the-road kind of guy. If I tried to plan the last three years, I would have way undershot this. But there are so many opportunities. Most of them crap. But I'll just figure out what I want to do. I'll run the business and hunt as much as I can, which isn't enough anymore. Last season I got in 23 days of deer hunting in November and December, which was cool. I guess there are seasons in life and we are just in one of the busier ones."
Meanwhile, GOP sources told Secrets that they are stepping up efforts to sell Robertson on running. "We need fresh blood in the House GOP and Willie would be just what the doctor ordered," said one advocate for Robertson. "Willie is a perfect candidate for this seat. Local boy made good, Christian, husband and father, small business owner, huge name recognition, good sense of humor, and experienced with media," added the source.
Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com.