Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, and Conservatives Are Suddenly Chick-Fil-A Fans

July 26, 2012 9:22 PM EDT | By Anthony Smith
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Chick-fil-a comes under fire for anti-gay remarks. (Photo: Creative Commons)

Maybe it's just the monomania of the 24-hour news cycle, but it really seems like just yesterday that Chick-Fil-A President and Muttley's owner Dan Cathy expressed support for traditional, biblical marriage on behalf of his fried chicken and the churches that serve them. Since doing so, they've gotten a slap on the wrist from such major proponents of Big Gay (as the disenfranchised minority in this country has been labeled by a well-funded conservative majority) as the muppets and one of the kids from Glee.

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But fortunately for these underdogs, they're about to get a little help from an unlikely source: conservative billionaires and the prominent politicians that love them.

That's right, folks: for every Chicago alderman who expresses his distaste for a fried chicken company that has gone out of its way to ensure that homosexuals know they do not have an ally in a ubiquitous fast food chain, there is a former Governor with a television series on Fox, or one who just enjoyed the attention appropriate for an underdog on the national scale, to defend them. In this case, the charge is led by both Gov. Mike Huckabee and Gov. Rick Santorum.

On July 26, 2012, Mr. Huckabee tweeted that "187,000+ RSVPs for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Join them: [redacted by FoodNRecipe]." The day prior, Rick Santorum tweeted that he would join the former Arkansas governor in rallying support for Chick-Fil-A.

But Santorum's asinine tweets don't stop there. Just prior to that, he tweeted that he was "with two of [his] boys, enjoying chick-in-strips and an awesome peach shake at Chick-fil-A. See you here next Wednesday!"

And just prior to that, Mr. Santorum tweeted: "Three older kids... just joined us at Chick-fil-A. They like Chick-fil-A sauce on everything!"

It is our sincerest wish that, should Mr. Santorum keep this up, there'll be another sauce named after him. And in the midst of this bizarrely and politically divisive moment in our nation's fast food history, one twitter user offers us this well-needed reminder: "Whatever your views on Chick-fil-A, remember, the guy/girl behind the counter has nothing to do with any of this. Be kind!"

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