Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton grew up in Chicago, Illinois. She attended school in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She then served as a US Senator from New York.
Considering she earned her education in New England and served on the East Coast, Hillary’s southern accent during a recent campaign stop in South Carolina was heard by some very confused ears. Hilarious! Jon Stewart destroys Hillary Clinton
During her tenure in politics, Hillary Clinton has shifted between several distinct versions of American English. This is not terribly unusual. President Barack Obama has been known to change his pronunciation according to region and audience. But the thing about Clinton is that she’s been in the game for so long, and has had so many different jobs and lived in so many different places, that her various accents wind up mapping her career.