March 21, 2015 9:30 am -

You know you can trust a politician who changes his accent.

Out on the presidential campaign trail, Gov. Scott Walker has left “Wiscahnsin” back home in Wisconsin. He now wants to strengthen the economy, not the “ecahnahmy.” And while he once had the “ahnor” of meeting fellow Republicans, he told one group here this week that he simply enjoyed “talkin’ with y’all.”

The classic Upper Midwest accent — nasal and full of flat a’s — is one of several Walker trademarks to have fallen away this month after an intense period of strategizing and coaching designed to help Mr. Walker capitalize on his popularity in early polls and show that he is not some provincial politician out of his depth.

He is tailoring his pitch to his audiences — wearing pullover sweaters in earth-tone colors in one early primary state, New Hampshire, and discussing the power of prayer in another, here in South Carolina.

Now here’s a person you can believe in.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

14 responses to Scott Walker Phonies Up His Accent

  1. fahvel March 21st, 2015 at 9:36 am

    and there are still folks who fall for this crap and vote for this crap and end up with this crap and, hence, get crap in the end (no pun intended)

  2. Anomaly 100 March 21st, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I can’t stand this man but Hillary’s done it. Politicians are just playing us.

    • Suzanne McFly March 22nd, 2015 at 9:08 am

      We are just fiddles in their game.

  3. Budda March 21st, 2015 at 10:01 am

    A phoney politician? Im shocked!

  4. bluejayray March 21st, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Maybe he could borrow some sweater vests from Santorum. Those were really effective.

  5. William March 21st, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Did he have cheesy grits for breakfast? Cheesy Grits are enough to make millionaire kid from Michigan talk like Foghorn Leghorn, at a NASCAR beer tent.

  6. Dwendt44 March 21st, 2015 at 11:57 am

    He’s trying to sound intelligent. And to the yokels he’s talking to, it’s working.

    • rg9rts March 21st, 2015 at 1:18 pm


  7. rg9rts March 21st, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Even if he prays LONG AND HARD it won’t be enough

  8. Dcbos March 21st, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Wisconsin’s new Joe Mccarthy; lying sack of scum being foisted upon America By the Koch bagger factory.

  9. VikingRN March 21st, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Tim pawlenty tried the same thing in 12. His campaign sank without a trace.

  10. fancypants March 21st, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    if elected president Wisconsin would have a chance to apologize

  11. paul fredine March 22nd, 2015 at 10:56 am

    i’m more inclined to believe walker is genuine. a genuine a$$hole, that is.

  12. Ricky C. March 23rd, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I’m glad to see you don’t support Hillary, either.