And now, for a little comic relief.
We all remember that when Hillary was running for President, she used to lapse into a fake Southern “hick” accent when talking in front of Southerners, to gain rapport with people whom she obviously considered to be hicks. She used to do it even back in the Clintons’ Arkansas days, such as during the 60 MINUTES interview about Gennifer Flowers in 1992. There are many clips of her from that period that show her talking like that, some much more extreme.
The accent always sounded every bit as put-on as it was, at least to people from Arkansas. (Take it from one who knows.)
But she’s still at it. Here she is in Selma, Alabama, before a black audience. At first, I thought she was just kidding around a little, trying to be funny at the start of her speech by jivin’ like a black Southern preacher. (In fact, you can hear a little laughter in the crowd –- maybe they didn’t know whether they were supposed to laugh or not.) But no, she goes on, and appears from this clip to be flavoring much of her speech with it. Hilarious.
Thanks, Hillary. These days, we can really use a laugh.