Apparently, Hillary Clinton didn’t get quite enough derision for faking a southern accent in the lead up to the 2008 Presidential Election. She’s at it again, and boy is it bad:
Hillary Clinton has started faking a Southern drawl to speak to Southerners, just as she did during her last presidential run eight years ago.
The tactic drew chuckles, derision and not a little resentment when she tried it in 2007 and 2008. But she was back at it again in Alabama on Saturday, putting on a heavy twang to express her contempt for Republicans. . . . speaking in a voice she did not learn during her childhood in Illinois and schooling in New England.
I haven’t heard this much fake twang since the last time I was subjected to a country radio station at a convenience store. I know people who have authentic country accents, but they are getting fewer and farther between. I was born and raised in Georgia, and I have very little accent. Most of the people I know are the same. I cringe when I hear fake country accents because they are generally insulting, more often than not intentionally so. It’s odd to me that southerners don’t seem to mind fake southern drawls. Pretty much no other people group with an accent takes that tack.
Clinton is a chameleon. She can play war hawk for the war hawks, flower child to the hippies, feminist to the “woman vote,” “jive talker” for black audiences, and pretty much everything in between. No particular audience seems to catch on either. None of them seem to consider that in order for her to be everyone’s, she has to belong to no one. When it comes down to delivering on her campaign promises, I’m sure she’ll be rawling up her shirt-sleeves to serve no one but her own little self, bless her heart.