On "Meet the Press" this weekend, The Washington Post's Kathleen Parker distinguished between "countrified" folk, apparently hampered by southern accents, and "smart, sophisticated people."
Referring to a new anti-Obamacare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) by Americans for Prosperity, Parker responded negatively to the "countrified" couple in the ad who speak with thick southern accents and express confusion about the unwieldy healthcare law, suggesting that there's a difference between southerners and "smart, sophisticated people":
“I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act. Umm... we always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified who can't just fathom all this. ...You know there are plenty of smart, sophisticated people who are equally hazy as to what’s going on here.”