I'm sure you meant.." southern POLITICIANS are horrible leaders." And to that amended statement, I agree. There's no defending southern politicians. They pretend piety, they ooze corruption, and they sound like Dogpatch detainees.
Southern belle accents drawled out the pouty mouths of sweet young things is charmin, I've been told. But grown white men with thick southern accents, sound school girl silly, downright sickening, even to other southerners, of which I am one. Silly, sickening...except to southern gay guys who all sound like Scarlett O'Hara on speed!
I think southern men who wind up politicians just might be, (as we say down here), "queer as three dollar bills". (And I'm only half kidding about this. ) Even the married ones are questionable...think John Edwards!
So, let's separate southern politicians from normal southern men, who become the world's finest military and corporate leaders.
Amen, thank you.