Thompson was a hard worker and, perhaps because of his unpolished style of speech - dropping his g's and other lapses - people underestimated his intelligence.The author speaks of course of none other than our former Governor-for-life, Tommy Thompson, now making a run for the Senate (-for-life?). I think Tommy comes by his "lapses" honestly, though - he was doin' it back before it became trendy durin' the 2008 elections. Just a hometown boy from Elroy, Wisconsin, doin' what comes nacheral. It'll be interesting to see if the media picks up on this theme as his campaign gets into high gear.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Mr. Verb has commented on so-called "g-dropping" by politicians a fair bit, e.g. here and here. Just caught another reference (from the Isthmus) to our favorite down-home social marker, one which is striking for all the assumptions communicated in just one teensy little sentence: