She’s got a piercing voice, that’s for sure. Maybe you develop that to be heard over five children during howling blizzards.

But what about her accent? There is a discussion going on over at Mr. Verb. Apparently native Alaskans don’t hear characteristic Alaskan cadences in it. Some people hear Chicago and the upper Midwest, but how would that get there? Others note that she was born in Idaho, and speculate that she may have grown up with others sharing that dialect.

I suppose if she spoke in a mountain west dialect it could help the ticket in Western states, leaving everything else aside.

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