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Putting a whole new accent on politics [Hillary Clinton]
The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 29, 2007 | John Kass

Posted on 04/29/2007 2:21:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

'I think America is ready for a multilingual president," said Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-Bill) last week, responding to pesky critics who don't like the fact she uses various Southern accents, including Daisy Duke. And now they're pecking at her, mercilessly, the way chickens peck on a hen with a head sore.

I happen to think she's correct. America is ready for a president of multiple accents. President Bush talks cowboy when he wants. So why can't Hillary channel multiple Southern women if she so desires?

And if she wants to slip in and out of Southern and Northern accents like a Long Island mom playing Blanche DuBois at the community theater while her thumb is on the nuclear trigger, well, that's her business.

America might finally be ready for a white Yale Law School graduate from Park Ridge who is fluent in Southern Woman and various dialects, including Granny Clampett and Black Female Preacher. She commands many different voices -- and uses them without blushing -- as you may see for yourself on YouTube.

Years ago, she spoke excellent Tammy Wynette, in defending her Bill from the clutches of Yankee females who tried to take advantage of her man.

Recently, she's been using Black Female Preacher to appeal to black voters, first in Selma, and the other day in Manhattan, speaking to supporters of Rev. Al Sharpton.

"Kentucky Fried Hillary!" yowled the Drudge Report. Clinton was "adopting the Southern-fried lilt of a preacher at times," sniffed The New York Times, not generally the Bible of conservative opinion.

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He makes some good points. A GOP candidate would be toast if he did half of what Hillary does.
1 posted on 04/29/2007 2:22:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she wants to get in good with such an accent, she should do what so many others in the northeast have done. She should move south for a while and become a neo-Confederate. Susan B. Anthony did exactly that with George Train, after her attempts to infiltrate and take over the Republican Party failed.


2 posted on 04/29/2007 2:28:04 PM PDT by familyop (Essayons (has-been))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

President Bush has tried to improve his
speech delivery and he’s made great strides
forward since 2000. But when he get excited
about a subject, or begins to feel he’s
losing his train of thought, he reverts to
the Texas twang. It’s not a phoney jump-
shift in the vernacular as Hillary uses it;
Bush’s throw-back to the drawl is unconscious.
Hillary’s southern ‘style’ is deliberate with
a purpose to enthrall her Black audience...
and possibly her husband.


3 posted on 04/29/2007 2:28:48 PM PDT by Grendel9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Come to think of it, she did spend a lot of time in Arkansas. With some, the accent can come pretty close. ...only if she can distinguish between “y’all” and “you’uns.”


4 posted on 04/29/2007 2:29:53 PM PDT by familyop (Essayons (has-been))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Recently, she’s been using Black Female Preacher”

LOL!!


5 posted on 04/29/2007 2:30:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That wasn’t Kentucky-fried Hillary talking... that was watermelon Hillary... shaking and baking.


6 posted on 04/29/2007 2:33:43 PM PDT by johnny7 ("Issue in Doubt." -Col. David Monroe Shoup, USMC 1943)
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To: Grendel9
Good point. There is a difference between lapsing back into the accent you grew up speaking versus affecting the accent of the people you’re in front of. The Hillary accents smack of the phoniness we’ve all come to expect from the Clintons.
7 posted on 04/29/2007 2:43:28 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Al Qaeda knows Iraq's strategic value, yet the Democrats work day and night for our defeat there.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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8 posted on 04/29/2007 2:47:10 PM PDT by Popocatapetl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
'I think America is ready for a multilingual president," said Sen. Hillary Clinton...

Condi Rice speaks 5 languages, while Hillary does a fake Southern drawl.....It boggles the mind.....

9 posted on 04/29/2007 2:55:47 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (Liberals are willing to sacrifice any amount of someone else's money to increase their own power...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hillery is all things to all people. She stated she has Jewish blood in her veins to get the New York Jewish vote, she is married to the first Black president, She is a girl of the south. To get the Hispanic vote it would not surprise me if she said her poor Mexican mother placed her in a basket and she floated down the Rio Grand until rescued by a bunch of Anglo tourists.
10 posted on 04/29/2007 3:08:48 PM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: Grendel9

And let us all remember that picking up on a regional dialect in a conversation is much different than trying to affect that dialect when delivering a speech.

I was speaking to some Australians about a month ago and had to catch myself before I started doing my faux-Aussie imitation, but there would be no chance at all that I’d start changing my speech pattern if I was simply delivering a scripted and prepared speech to a group of Aussies.

We need to make sure that the pro-Hill-dawg Lefties can’t get away witrh their false analogy.


11 posted on 04/29/2007 3:13:13 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((( Hill-dawg Jemima must be defeated )))
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To: Onelifetogive

Perhaps someone in the MSM can actually ask Hill-dawg which languages she’s referring to. Ask her to name them. If she says “Ebonics” she’s toast. If she says something irrelevant like “French” or “German” or “Spanish”, the follow-up can be to ask her what name she calls her fake-South ‘language’. But of course, her hooves will never be held to the fire like a Republican’s feet would.


12 posted on 04/29/2007 3:17:09 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((( Hill-dawg Jemima must be defeated )))
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To: Americanexpat

Hillery is all things to people
************************************************************

She is not a leader. It’s clear she is a panderer.


13 posted on 04/29/2007 3:33:50 PM PDT by orinoco
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To: orinoco

With her fake southern drawl, Hillary sounds like Gomer Pyle trying to imitate Barney Fife!


14 posted on 04/29/2007 3:51:36 PM PDT by JohnEBoy (AT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SortaBichy
'I think America is ready for a multilingual president," said Sen. Hillary Clinton

Were I black, I might take that as her indication that Ebonese is not English.

15 posted on 04/29/2007 4:04:40 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: Grendel9
Hillary! The first female Zelig.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zelig

16 posted on 04/29/2007 4:04:51 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

“her hooves” [Hillary’s]

Heh, heh! Ooooooo......!

Do you mean the bovine hoof or the cloven hoof of Satan?


17 posted on 04/29/2007 4:45:53 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: Grendel9

I love President Bush, but I think he can use the king’s English that got him invited to stay at Buckinham palace and switches into Texas to appeal to the folks.


18 posted on 04/29/2007 4:49:23 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: Americanexpat

Hillary thinks all Americans are stupid and uninformed and this is not so. We have friends who are Democrats - good and decent people. We got together recently for dinner and politics came up. My husband, who is conservative, said “I never want to see such trash as the Clintons in the White House again”. No one argued with him, because as decent American Democrats, they could not.


19 posted on 04/29/2007 4:58:02 PM PDT by maxwellp
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why stop with the blacks and their "Plantations" ?? can't wait to hear Hillary address the Chinese-Americans Harro everlyone. I am sure that you, rike me, am sick of this administration taking us to the "dry cleaners", if you know what I mean. and the Mexican-Americans. Hola chavas y vatos. Bush cherry-picked his facts to get us into Iraq. But I know there's no better cherry pickers than the all of you", if you know what I mean. or the Canadien-Americans. You know, eh, that ,eh, I grew up in Arkansas watching hockey, eh. I love the way they celebrate after they score a touchdown, eh. When I was a teen, eh, I had a crush on that Wayne Gortzky guy. Eh
20 posted on 04/29/2007 6:54:33 PM PDT by UglyinLA
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21 posted on 04/29/2007 8:10:47 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Conservatives want freedom. Republicans want power.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“’I think America is ready for a multilingual president,” said Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-Bill) last week, responding to pesky critics who don’t like the fact she uses various Southern accents, including Daisy Duke.”

Next, Hillary will appear wearing Daisy Dukes.

Peck peck peck peck pecking away at her sore.


22 posted on 04/30/2007 6:31:12 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

23 posted on 05/01/2007 8:53:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)
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