Saturday, May 10, 2014

I'm A RAGING Accentist

Like any liberal, I like to think of myself as neither sexist nor racist*. But while watching EPA director** Gina McCarthy on The Daily Show, I realized that I couldn't fully respect what she was saying because of her annoying Bahstahn accent. It was like nails on a chalkboard for me***.  Does this make me a bad person? Or a hypocrite****? Probably.  But I don't care, because I think it's important to have irrational reasons to dislike people -- it's what separates us from the (other) animals.

* Though I probably am. I'm definitely an unreliable narrator.
** I think that's her title. But I'm too lazy to check.
*** Or like poor kids getting health care to Rick Perry
**** Technically, that would be "MORE of a hypocrite"

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