Don’t you dare criticize Barack’s accent!
Posted by danishova on May 27, 2009
Steve Benen of the Washington Monthly can’t tolerate any criticism of the Poseur-in-Chief’s affectations:
PRONUNCIATION GUIDE…. One of the low points in the right’s criticism of Obama during the presidential campaign came in October, when some conservatives started complaining about the Democrat’s pronunciation of "Pakistan," with a soft "a."
How low they stoop! I’m outraged!
The National Review‘s Mark Stein complained at the time that Obama prefers the "exotic pronunciation." He added, "[O]ne thing I like about Sarah Palin is the way she says ‘Eye-raq’." The National Review‘s Kathryn Jean Lopez posted an email that argued, "[N]o one in flyover country says Pock-i-stahn. It’s annoying."
Actually, according to Barack he has a Kansas accent, which is flyover country. Which makes Obama’s pretensions all the more annoying.
Psssst. It’s Mark STEYN, jackass.