THE “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” clan thinks it’s high time President Obama paid them back for the glowing endorsement they gave him before the 2012 election – and they want a presidential pardon!
Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and the rest of her ragtag redneck family recently took on the nation’s capital as part of a tour to promote the reality cutie’s new book, “How to Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide on How to Redneckognize the Honey Boo Boo in You.”
BUT THE ENQUIRER HAS LEARNED THE Thompson tribe was also hoping to swing by the White House so Alana, 7, could ask the president to pardon her daddy, David Michael “Sugar Bear” Thompson, for his past felonies.
As The ENQUIRER previously reported, Sugar Bear was sentenced to five years in Georgia’s Montgomery Prison in 1998 for robbing a series of local hunting camps and setting one on fire.
Ironically, Sugar Bear LOVES to hunt, but his conviction means he can’t possess a firearm in Georgia – unless he’s pardoned.
Family matriarch Mama June points out that Alana enthusiastically told Jimmy Kimmel during an appearance on his show last year that she was supporting “Marack Obama” for president – and she believes it’s time to cash in her chips.
“The Thompsons actually think Obama owes them a favor,” said a source. “June said, ‘Alana was on his side when he needed her. Now, we need him to be on OUR side.’
“‘And he’d better ‘redneckognize’ it, if he ever wants this family to speak up for him again!’”