The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Hillary’s Fake Drawl: Worse Than You Imagined


Wow. Wow. I had heard that people were complaining about a hokey, awful fake Southern accent that Hillary put on for yesterday’s events, and figured this was people hearing what they wanted to hear. Nope. That’s awful.

I realize that if you spend enough time in New York, you will sound more like a New Yorker. If you spend enough time in Boston, you drop your r’s. And if you spend enough time in the South, your accent may change. But this is some sort of bizarre, off-key, ham-fisted attempt to connect to a Southern audience, and it’s sounds like an out-take from My Cousin Vinny.

Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Fred Thompson , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mike Huckabee , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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