I don't agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV," said Jindal, who began serving as governor in 2008. "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."
Jindal continued, "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."
Palin, meanwhile, took to Facebook and Twitter to express her concern. "Free speech is an endangered species," she wrote. "Those 'intolerants' hatin' and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us."
By contrast, Equality Lousiana praised the network's decision. "A huge thanks to A&E for standing up for LGBT people in Louisiana and across the country following Phil Robertson's outlandish and hateful remarks in his recent GQ interview," the group wrote on Facebook.