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March 5, 2007
Stop me before I pander again
There has been a lot of attention paid on the web and on talk radio to this audio clip of Hillary Clinton affecting a Southern accent addressing a rally in Selma, AL yesterday. Not the same rally Barack Obama spoke at, though. A seperate but equal rally, of course.
It appears that Hillary has a problem with getting carried away when addressing an audience. The woman who claims she was "always a Yankee fan" despite growing up in suburban Chicago, is going to have quite a problem, if she campaigns for the next 18 months. Who knows what other accents she will affect? Will her harridan-voice become a familiar tone when audiences wildly applaud and she tries to talk over them?
It is looking to me as though she has a real problem with authenticity.