[OPE-L] Wisdom from Wonkettes: Hilary Clinton Campaign

From: Jurriaan Bendien (adsl675281@TISCALI.NL)
Date: Sat Apr 28 2007 - 09:54:36 EDT

People are starting to give Hillary Clinton all manners of heck for
constantly changing up her dialects depending on who she's speaking in front
of. You know: a Southern "lilt" below the Mason Dixon, "black preacher" for
African-American churches, a haunting and otherworldly keen when she meets
with the ancient banshees that sustain her black heart with the souls of
newly deceased infants. Well, the jokes on the critics because she's got a
breezy little explanation for all of it:
"I think America is ready for a multilingual president."

Argh! No, no, NO! You do NOT get to pass off your cohort of funny voices as
DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. Not even the President, with his fake Texas accent,
does that!

But whoever writes the CNN political ticker has fallen for it!

"Clinton is a linguistic polyglot - a Chicago native turned New York
resident who works in Washington and spent two decades living in Arkansas
when her husband, Bill Clinton, was governor."

Linguistic polyglot? We had no idea that was a synonym for "superficial

Clinton: Speaking Southern a virtue, not a vice [CNN]

Full story: http://wonkette.com/

You couldn't make the effort
You couldn't do the chit chat
At the dinner table you looked tired
The soft candle light couldn't hide that
Your perfume petered out
There was a whiff from your nicked armpit
When the real you wafted through
And your deodorant couldn't stop it
There was a fire in your building
They still don't know who caused it
But all your clothes and shoes burned up
When it spread to your closet
You had on your see-through nightgown
Not quite completely naked
You refused the fire chief
When he offered you the blanket
Everything will be allright
Remember when you thought that
I sold you that bill of goods
Remember when you bought that

- Loundon Wainwright III, "Bill of goods", from the album "Therapy"

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