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Pawlenty's drawl takes Minnesotans by surprise
|Last Edited||RP Mar 17, 2011 03:50pm|
|News Date||Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||On a trip to Iowa last week, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty attracted attention not for his policy positions, but for the way he was speaking. Many people thought they heard him using a southern accent. |
Back in Pawlenty's home state of Minnesota, an MPR News listener said when he heard a report on the Pawlenty speech on the radio, he couldn't believe who it was.
"I didn't understand where the accent came from," said Mike Supina, a St. Paul architect. "He sounded like he was from Arkansas."