Former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice
presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin on
Saturday tweeted support for Chick-Fil-A.
Sarah Palin tweeted out a picture of
herself and Todd Palin from inside a Chick-Fil-A store. Both are
smiling as they clutch several Chick-Fil-A takeout bags and Sarah is
giving the thumbs up.
“Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The
Woodlands to support a great business,” Sarah tweeted to her more
than 800,000 followers.
The move comes as the nation debates
Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy's admission two weeks ago that his
company supports groups opposed to gay marriage and his comment that
gay marriage is “inviting God's judgment on our nation.” Between
2003 and 2010, Chick-Fil-A gave nearly $5 million to groups opposed
to gay rights, according to Equality
buzz among consumers nose dives.)
Within hours of its release, the
Palins' Chick-Fil-A photo generated more than 260,000 likes on
Responses ranged from “You guys rock”
and “Keep up the good work” to “You get extra homophobe sauce
on your sandwich?” and “Publicity stunt, how shameless.”