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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 02:53 PM
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19. I agree
She's going for the ultra-folksy charm, but it will only appeal to a very limited segment of voters while repelling independents. Their campaign is ever changing and totally out of control.
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  -Why DOES Sarah Palin speak with an Upper Midwest accent like those in Fargo? McPainsBrain  Oct-05-08 12:06 PM   #0 
  - There's an article in the Strib about all the Minnesotans who settled Wasilla.  electron_blue   Oct-05-08 12:07 PM   #1 
  - Oh thank ya!  McPainsBrain   Oct-05-08 12:08 PM   #2 
  - The area of Alaska where she lives was founded by Minnesotans  dmordue   Oct-05-08 12:08 PM   #3 
  - Norwegian/Minnesotan/AK link.  uppityperson   Oct-05-08 12:25 PM   #9 
  - It sounds like a Fargo style accent to me. I know a lot of people  napi21   Oct-05-08 12:11 PM   #4 
  - No, a Fargo accent is different. Palin is more of a MN accent.  Beausoir   Oct-05-08 03:46 PM   #23 
  - Can you guys explain this then?  McPainsBrain   Oct-05-08 12:11 PM   #5 
  - Sounds similar - but I think she may have had a prepared answer here and was toning down the accent  dmordue   Oct-05-08 12:16 PM   #6 
  - She didn't have that accent  tsegat01   Oct-05-08 12:33 PM   #10 
  - Her accent wasn't that strong at the Republican convention compared to the debates.  Radical Activist   Oct-05-08 02:28 PM   #15 
     - I agree  tsegat01   Oct-05-08 02:53 PM   #19 
     - And yet what a turn-off it is for people who see right through her fakey act.  Left Is Write   Oct-05-08 03:23 PM   #22 
  - And yet, only THREE months late, she couldn't remember that Supreme Court case!  beac   Oct-05-08 12:35 PM   #11 
  - I have a relative who was born and raised in Alaska  SmokingJacket   Oct-05-08 12:20 PM   #7 
  - She doesn't. I grew up there and know. She speaks with a stereotypical "Prairie home companion" acce  uppityperson   Oct-05-08 12:21 PM   #8 
  - I come from those immigrant Norwegians, and *I* don't sound like Sarah Palin!  Left Is Write   Oct-05-08 02:24 PM   #14 
  - "Prairie Home Companion"  uppityperson   Oct-05-08 02:45 PM   #17 
     - Concordia.  Left Is Write   Oct-05-08 02:53 PM   #20 
  - "Fakey Accent" being the operative words  Hansel   Oct-05-08 03:21 PM   #21 
  - She's a maverick, dontchaknow?  beac   Oct-05-08 12:37 PM   #12 
  - I have a sister who is mentally unstable who speaks with a thick  firedupdem   Oct-05-08 12:38 PM   #13 
  - How about some facts from a linguist?  wheresthemind   Oct-05-08 02:38 PM   #16 
     - Yes, set aside her accent, it's Palin's intellectual in-curiosity that is a profound EMBARRASSMENT t  ShortnFiery   Oct-05-08 02:49 PM   #18 

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