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View Poll Results: Is President George W Bush's Texas Accent for real?
It is real because he did live in TX 20 58.82%
It is a fake accent to fool the voters 14 41.18%
Voters: 34. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-05-2007, 09:47 AM
 
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Your accent comes from your parents and other people you talk to during your first five years of life. Bush only lived in TX later in life. Its a fake!
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:49 AM
 
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The man can barely speak in complete sentences. I don't think he has the capacity to fake an accent.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Your mind
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tarrists... disayder... per keds ferst
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:27 AM
 
Location: C.R. K-Tex
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The Connecticut in him is showing. Apparently he still goes "summering" in Maine.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:29 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Yes, but why does anyone care, or care enough to make a fuss about it. I sound like I come from elsewhere, but I came from here.


The first I became aware of this Connecticut born, prep-schooled, Ivy League educated man and heard him talk my first thought was what a phony, haven't been dissuaded from that opinion yet. I think it's beyond gratuitous bashing in that respect, to me it's an indicvation of the man's character, or lack of.

Last edited by burdell; 11-05-2007 at 11:57 AM.. Reason: Deleting stray punctuation
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:32 AM
 
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Its not an accent per se, whether faked or genuine. It always stuck me as a hybrid of Texas and upper crust New England. I think he tries to pour it on a bit more when speaking with a Texan audience.

While I would not term the man stupid, he is usually very inarticulate without a prepared speech. I am amazed that Rove never procured oratory training for him.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Its not an accent per se, whether faked or genuine. It always stuck me as a hybrid of Texas and upper crust New England. I think he tries to pour it on a bit more when speaking with a Texan audience.

While I would not term the man stupid, he is usually very inarticulate without a prepared speech. I am amazed that Rove never procured oratory training for him.
Actually, I think Bill Clinton was the last president who needed procurers.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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We sure are all entitled to our opinions. Mine is he's adapted to Texas speaking, lived there a long time, and is not doing anything that another person might do: acquiring an accent rather than inheriting one.

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The first I became aware of this Connecticut born, prep-schooled, Ivy League educated man and heard him =talk my first thought was what a phony, haven't been dissuaded from that opinion yet. I think it's beyond gratuitous bashing in that respect, to me it's an indicvation of the man's character, or lack of.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:55 AM
 
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We sure are all entitled to our opinions. Mine is he's adapted to Texas speaking, lived there a long time, and is not doing anything that another person might do: acquiring an accent rather than inheriting one.
Good point.
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:18 PM
 
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I think it is evidence of what spending time around new england will do to a good old Texas accent! Y'all need to git a life!!
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