Palin faking her accent? You betcha

Check out this video montage of the Alaska governor turning her accent on and off.

Published October 7, 2008 1:56PM (EDT)

While live-blogging the debate last Thursday night I made an offhand comparison between Sarah Palin and the familiar “you betcha” uttered repeatedly in “Fargo” by Frances McDormand’s character, police chief Marge Gunderson, and others in that great Coen brothers' film.

Well, whaddya know? Julia of Firedoglake has produced a neat little video demonstrating that Palin lives with IGS: Intermittent Gunderson Syndrome. Turns out Palin has an accent except, ya know, when she doesn’t.

It’s just precious. Watch:

By Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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