Harold Ford to New York: ‘Y’all Talk Funny’
In a dark month for progressives, the nascent and inexplicable New York Senate bid of former Rep. Harold Ford (D-Tenn.) has provided a little levity. Here, for example, is one of the stranger exchanges in a radio interview he did with Fred Dicker.
The two bantered about the difference between New York and Tennessee, with Dicker poking fun at Ford for pronouncing “smear” (as in: “I’ve been the victim of a smear campaign on my position on choice”) as “schmear”, prompting this exchange:
Dicker: “I think schmear is something you put on a bagel.”
Ford: “I’m a little country. I apologize…It’s “smear”, s-m-e-a-r. Y’all talk funny.”
Winning over New Yorkers by 1) bungling an ethnic pander then 2) joking that they talk funny and that their food is weird! Next, expect Ford to call A-Rod a “Red Sox fan.”