On a trip to Iowa last week, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty attracted attention not for his policy positions, but for the way he was speaking. Many people thought they heard him using a southern accent. Back in Pawlenty's home state of Minnesota, an MPR News listener said when he heard a report on the Pawlenty speech on the radio, he couldn't believe who it was.It is stereotyping, but Southern accents make me think the speaker is dumb.
"I didn't understand where the accent came from," said Mike Supina, a St. Paul architect. "He sounded like he was from Arkansas."
Friday, March 18, 2011
A Southern Accent
Tim Pawlenty is trying to fit in to the idiot wing (ok, the whole) Republican party: