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Hillary Running for Panderer in Chief

If you don't think YouTube et al will change politics, you haven't been paying attention.

Hillary was caught putting on a fake Southern drawl while addressing a church service this weekend... Drudge linked it and boom! it goes national.

But still I have to wonder.... Are the people she is addressing stupid enough to fall for this?

Personally, -even if I spoke that way- I'd be insulted. I guess the people Hillary appeals to are different.


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Comments (60)

Are you sure that's a south... (Below threshold)

Are you sure that's a southern drawl?

Sounds more like she is trying to talk with someones hands around her throat.

Maybe Bill's?

That may be the worst fake ... (Below threshold)
Brian The Adequate:

That may be the worst fake drawl I have ever heard, she lived in Arkansas for all those years and thats the best she can do? Heck, the closest I have ever gotten to living in the south is southern Indiana and I can do a drawl at least 50 times better.

The only thing worse than sucking up is trying to and failing.

This very existence of this... (Below threshold)

This very existence of this post suggest that yes, people are stupid enough to fall for it.

Oh dear God help us! This i... (Below threshold)

Oh dear God help us! This is the most pathetic attempt I've ever heard! This shows the contempt she has for the South. What's next...black paint?

Note to Hillary: If you can't win by being yourself...get out of politics.

And Hillary Clinton would b... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

And Hillary Clinton would be far worse then bill i mean its the wicked witch of the west and her flying monkeys in the whitehouse GOD FORBID

She's going to be the first... (Below threshold)

She's going to be the first black female president! Hallelujah!

(The most sickening part is the people in the audience eagerly lapping it all up.)

Paris Hilton has a better s... (Below threshold)

Paris Hilton has a better southern accent.

C'mon people. Obviously th... (Below threshold)

C'mon people. Obviously the people in the crowd knew she's faking a drawl. From the sounds of it, the crowd was eating it up. I'm sure everyone in the crowd (assuming they haven't been under a rock for 20 years) knows that Hillary does not have an accent.

GW on the other hand, frequently uses a Texas drawl that sounds totally fake to me. Ever wonder why he has an accent, but his brother Jeb does not? Neither of their parents has an accent either.

So where does GW's accent come from? Answer: it's faked in order to make him seem more likable. If you ever notice, depending on the crowd he's speaking to he uses it more than other times. In particular, he likes to leave off the "g" as in walkin' talkin', etc.

Bush is the one who's faking it. Hillary was just playing the crowd.

Lee, I'd say there were Dem... (Below threshold)

Lee, I'd say there were Democrats in that audience who were falling for it.

She is detestable; a truly ... (Below threshold)

She is detestable; a truly awful personality (and person).

That accent is absurd, and indicates how the Clintons view their audiences--as mindless proletarians, sopping up the Clinton "glory." Ugh.

Side Note: John John Edwards southern accent is extremely hokey as well, but he's a southerner! Somehow, it fits "the hair."

Boss Hawg for president! <... (Below threshold)

Boss Hawg for president!
Let's go take a spin in the General Lee!

She was quoting a southerne... (Below threshold)

She was quoting a southerner, wasn't she? She was not speaking her own words.

I've heard this clip all day long on talk radio today and I think it's being distorted and disingenuous.

I loathe Hillary Clinton just in case anyone assumes I'm a liberal. I'm a conservative and I just don't like seeing people using the modus operandi of the liberals.

Poor old p'p' had to get in... (Below threshold)

Poor old p'p' had to get in his $.00000002 worth.

Larkin, I lived in Texas mo... (Below threshold)

Larkin, I lived in Texas most of my life, and there's nothing "fake" about Bush's accent, considering he's from the Dallas/Midland/Waco area...

Larkin, PP, Hugh, detestabl... (Below threshold)

Larkin, PP, Hugh, detestable Barney, feverishly imagine all types of tripe, even when it involves some Texan's accent.

Maybe it was the Government Conspiracy with Halliburton, huh, guys??

"This very existence of thi... (Below threshold)

"This very existence of this post suggest that yes, people are stupid enough to fall for it." - Lee

Democrats, it seems. Even Lee agrees they are that dumb.

When I return to the South ... (Below threshold)

When I return to the South where I was raised, my husband & son both say that within hours my accent becomes very Southern--with no effort made on my part. My British friends who have lived in the US for years (& sound British always to me!) say when they go home to England their accent becomes stronger while there.

All politicians are "fake" somewhat so no matter how Hlllary or Obama sounds (or George, Mitt, etc.), it's what they say that counts.

As much as it pains me to s... (Below threshold)

As much as it pains me to say, I'd have to agree that her put-on was intended to be for entertainment, not to be fraudulent.

It could be the first straight-up thing she's done so far.

Larkin's comment on Bush's accent, however, is just more tripe.

Paris Hilton has a bett... (Below threshold)

Paris Hilton has a better southern accent.
Posted by: VagaBond at March 5, 2007 03:26 PM

And a far better ass. And obviously is better at "other" things and is the reason why Slick Willie turned to the "Cigar Girl."

hmm "fake drawl" ...if she ... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

hmm "fake drawl" ...if she had never lived in Ark..you might have a point..perhaps some posters here have never lived in the "South" or know anyone who did..it does not take long to pick up the dropping of vowels...I still use "y'all..and that was from spending 2 years in Missouri 48 years ago...
...of course her "pandering" is so much worse than Mitt joining the NRA in Aug.. 2006
Folks...this is an election..EVERYONE PANDERS...

One good thing about this e... (Below threshold)

One good thing about this early campaigning:

There will be plenty of material for some damn fine TV ads when the election finally draws near.

*Holding my nose, and jumpi... (Below threshold)

*Holding my nose, and jumping in here*.. Much as this pains me, I have to agree with nogo on this one. (Geeze! can't believe I said that!)

nogo ... sorry man, the noi... (Below threshold)

nogo ... sorry man, the noises she made weren't natural, even for southerners. Even for southerners in Arkansas. I agree that once you're the south, the drawl takes over after about 20 minutes - I did a stint in Richmond, VA some 20 years ago and I still slide into that accent, but not to the comical effect that Hillary did.

Hell, she's married (kinda) to a southerner. She should know better.

No man ... she sounded like any ol' carpet-baggin' yankee coming down yonder and coughing up a tin ear replica of a drawl in hopes of sounding folksy.

I will credit Obama, his fake accent sounded at least plausible.

She sounds like she's tryin... (Below threshold)

She sounds like she's tryin' to imitate the late Ann Richards.

So, if your from the south ... (Below threshold)

So, if your from the south which do you find more offensive?

1. Hillary has spent most of her adult life trying to rid herself of the arkansas twang so that she would be respected by the rest of the democratic party.

2. Hillary dusted off the backwoods twang for this speech and apparently didnt think "Y'all" were going to notice.

Oh dear oh dear oh dear. G... (Below threshold)

Oh dear oh dear oh dear. Go here
Watch the video and weep, wingnut fools.

Some of my neighbors who gr... (Below threshold)

Some of my neighbors who grew up in Midland say Bush talked that way years ago. Nothing fake about his accent, and he doesn't change it according to audience. Nice try Larkin, but you lose AGAIN. (how many is that now?)

And I'm glad to see that Lee indeed admits that democrats really are THAT stupid.


So, fizzlepop, If I were re... (Below threshold)

So, fizzlepop, If I were reading the lyrics of say, a rap song, and I tried to "sound like a black man", or if I were reading the lines from French poem and tried to sound like I was from "Frawnse", you'd give me a pass? What if I read a woman's writing in a falsetto voice?
Afterall, I'd only be trying to sound like the person that wrote it. At least that's the logic TPM is using to say Hillary is A-O-K.

Personally, I think it would be better to just admit a tin ear and inability to do a good accent, and just move on.

"You know you're a redneck ... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

"You know you're a redneck if ______________"

...and nogo's got a good po... (Below threshold)

...and nogo's got a good point about Mitt and the NRA...

...it all reminds me of the famous remarks of another beloved former presidential candidate:

"Can I get me a huntin' license here?"

LOL! Thanks Fizzlepop!... (Below threshold)

LOL! Thanks Fizzlepop!

It's nice to see Drudge proven to be a liar once again.

hmmm "fake drawl" ...if ... (Below threshold)

hmmm "fake drawl" ...if she had never lived in Ark..you might have a point..perhaps some posters here have never lived in the "South" or know anyone who did..it does not take long to pick up the dropping of vowels...I still use "y'all..and that was from spending 2 years in Missouri 48 years ago...

OH Please! I've spent a great deal of time in the deep south and NO ONE that's from down south talks like that. That was the WORST fake southern accent I've ever heard.

Regardless of whether she was reading, she was attempting a southern accent and doing it painfully badly.

sorry about this...fact ...... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

sorry about this...fact ...
"My friends, we have a march to finish. I will be reintroducing the Count Every Vote Act, to ensure that every voter is given the opportunity to vote, that every vote is counted, and each voter is given the chance to verify his or her vote before it is cast and made permanent.

We have to stay awake. We have a march to finish. On this Lord's day, let us say with one voice the words of James Cleveland's great freedom hymn, "I don't feel no ways tired/I come too far from where I started from/Nobody told me that the road would be easy/I don't believe he brought me this far to leave me."

And we know -- we know -- we know, if we finish this march, what awaits us? St. Paul told us, in the letter to the Galatians, "Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due seasons we shall reap, if we do not lose heart."

don't get me wrong..like our President, without her last name she would be less...speaking of our President...his accent was aquired..not the result of being born in Texas...(by the way..why have not we seen this "Texan" on a horse?)

nogoThe point is not... (Below threshold)

The point is not whether the accent is "acquired". Surely our President acquired it from his years in the State of Texas. I was raised in the south (from birth), went to college in Texas, and was somewhat surprised to see many of my Midwestern classmates adopt the same accent.

Mrs. Clinton seems to exaggerate her accent in certain geographic areas on purpose.

nogo, What's with th... (Below threshold)

What's with the horse? Is that a Texan stereotype you're looking for?

She's always had an appreci... (Below threshold)

She's always had an appreciation for all things Southern. Remember these?


Bimbos, sluts, trailer trash, rednecks, and sh*t-kickers ...
Terms Hillary commonly used to describe Arkansans (American Evita, p. 139). Hmm... Did first lady trash mouth really think that anyone could be trashier than she?

"G*dd*mn L.D., did you see that family right out of Deliverance? Get me the hell out of here."

To L.D. Brown, her bodyguard, while at a county fair in Arkansas in the early 1980s. They had just spoken to folks in bib overalls and cotton dresses.

And my personal favorite:

"This is the kind of sh*t I have to put up with."

To a friend after a Clinton supporter had given her earrings shaped like Arkansas Razorbacks (Blood Sport, p. 105).

Wizbang needs to make a ret... (Below threshold)

Wizbang needs to make a retraction. Add it to the pile that grows daily.

As pointed out earlier:


Shameful Paul. You don't write often - but when you do, you still manage gutterballs.

Oh gee, the Talking Points ... (Below threshold)

Oh gee, the Talking Points Memo says it wasn't a fake accent.

Glad that's all settled, then!

Could their noses be any further up Hillary's skirt?

Yeah, evidence schmevidence... (Below threshold)

Yeah, evidence schmevidence right Ken?

And they are such Hilary fans they ran this on their front page:


What evidence?"Rat... (Below threshold)

What evidence?

"Rather, it turns out that Hillary was actually quoting the hymn lyrics of someone else -- while clearly and very openly imitating (not very well, it turns out) the cadences she thought the lyrics would traditionally have been delivered in."

Sorry, Hillary doing a lame, stupid southern accent while quoting someone else's hymn is still a lame, stupid southern accent.

Nothing you nor TPM says about it changes the fact that Hillary comes off as moronic.

So much for your precious little 'proof'.

You'd have to have your nose up Hillary's skirt if you think it somehow vindicates her.

Auditioning for thr role of... (Below threshold)
David Spence:

Auditioning for thr role of "Granny" in the new "Beverly Hillarybillies."

I especially like "May-uh P... (Below threshold)

I especially like "May-uh Pahm-uh fruhm Trenton, New Juhz-uh". That ain't part of the hymn, now is it? I do declare.

Jo: "And I'm glad to see... (Below threshold)

Jo: "And I'm glad to see that Lee indeed admits that democrats really are THAT stupid."

Nice try. I pointed out that you guys had it wrong "The very existence of this post suggest that yes, people are stupid enough to fall for it." and you hadn't really "caught" Hillary at anything. The rubes fell for it, all right.

Now we see that some of you're not only stupid, you're dishonest enough to now claim that you didn't fall for it. lol! Well, since you guys are constantly attempting to rewrite history it shouldn't' be surprising that you can't be honest about this as well.

Rewriting history? Would t... (Below threshold)

Rewriting history? Would that be like when Hillary claimed she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary? The guy who didn't become famous till after Hillary was born?

Or how about when Al Gore claimed his mom rocked him in her lap singing the Union Label song? The song that didn't come out till Gore was a grown man.

Bwahahahahahahah.....even liberals like Lee know the democrats are stupid. And they are, and they prove it everyday.

Live it, love it, learn it.


BTW, I hear that Obama reso... (Below threshold)

BTW, I hear that Obama resorted to some ebonics while making his speech.

Again, democrats know their constituents are really stupid. Too funny.

Lee, you lose again.

It's called patronizing.</p... (Below threshold)
ziggy in JC:

It's called patronizing.

Lee, speaking of rewriting ... (Below threshold)

Lee, speaking of rewriting history, looks like Obama is attempting it. This time even the NYT caught him at it.


When will you demorats learn?

Ziggy, so true. One time e... (Below threshold)

Ziggy, so true. One time even the hysterical libby Chrissy Matthews asked aloud why Al Gore and Hillary Clinton both talk to their audience like they are a bunch of 3rd graders.

Maybe b/c that is their intelligence level? lol.

This whole Hillary thing is... (Below threshold)

This whole Hillary thing is the same thing as John Kerry walking in the hunting store and asking "Can I get me a huntin licence here?"
Didn't work for him and won't work for her.

Come on guys, cut her some ... (Below threshold)

Come on guys, cut her some slack. It's not easy to go from a Southern Belle from Arkansas--though she wasn't, to a life long Yankee fan, back to a Razorback fan when they won the national championship....and lest we forget she is a Jew too! And she was for the war before polls showed she should be against it.

It's not easy being the "Weather Vane" candidate....pointing to whichever direction the wind is blowing...

Hey Jo -- how many sockpupp... (Below threshold)

Hey Jo -- how many sockpuppets do you use == besides Uh-Oh?

Or are you going to tell us that you didn't make both of those comments?

I don't care what she was d... (Below threshold)

I don't care what she was doing, what she did was sound like a jackass with his balls wrapped in barbwire. Just keep the clip and play it a few thousands times across the South during the next campaign. When we true Southerners get done puking we'll vote for someone else.

"you know you are a redneck... (Below threshold)

"you know you are a redneck"--if your name is nogo postal.

"Texan on a horse"-- for the same reason we have not seen you on a "smart" wagon.

Hey Jo -- how many sockp... (Below threshold)

Hey Jo -- how many sockpuppets do you use == besides Uh-Oh?

I can tell you for certain that the Jo and Uh-Oh comments are from the same person...

jp2WTF with the Le... (Below threshold)


WTF with the Leftist spin on Hillary's mocking tone?

There is absolutely no reason on god's green earth that ...say...Mitt Romney would have been given a "pass" like Hill has if he were in front of a Chinese audience and adopted a fake Chinese accent (think Rosie O'Donnell's "ching ching chang chung" schtick) and then tried to pass it off as only quoting a passage from The Kitchen God's Wife.

And that's leaving aside the HUGE double standard by the MSM when it comes to Democrat candidates shamelessly campaigning in churches.

Larkin? You're an idiot.

Darleen - that's a poor ana... (Below threshold)

Darleen - that's a poor analogy.

It would be as if Romney used a New York accent when he was quoting Rudy. It's not offensive, it's actually an attempt at humor.

Thank you Darleen for askin... (Below threshold)

Thank you Darleen for asking the question that no one else did.

Why do Democratice candidates get a pass while campaigning IN CHURCH?

Why does the church get a pass on allowing it?

In 30 years of regular church attendance, I have heard one message on the political process - 'people should involve themselves in their community as their conscience dictates' - but the church has never endorsed any candidate or allowed any candidate to speak there.

Then, I turn on the news and see the Democratic flavor of the month campaigning in churches during services.

Everyone's missing the poin... (Below threshold)

Everyone's missing the point. This is not about whether it was fake or real, or if it was a joke or politics. This was the classic Democrat M.O. to tell your audience what they want to hear, show false copassion, and make promises you never intend to keep.

This is Hanoi John all over again. She has so many faces, she doesn't even know who she is anymore. I wonder how this southern act will go over in NYC?

I guess she thought she was down on the Ole Plantation again. She is so full of it, it's coming out of her mouth.

"I can tell you for cert... (Below threshold)

"I can tell you for certain that the Jo and Uh-Oh comments are from the same person..."

Thanks, Kevin. My next guess in the "out the sockpuppet" contest is that Scrapiron is the same person as "Jo".

I can't believe I'm siding ... (Below threshold)

I can't believe I'm siding with jp or Lee on anything, but you guys are way off here. This entire bit is shameful. There is far too much to attack Hillary on rightfully to be almost lying about this.

"How stupid she thinks her base is," and such... come on. As soon as I heard how BAD her accent was, I immediately went to see if she was quoting someone else. You can claim that isn't what this is about, but it was -- especially when it was on the top of Drudge.






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