"you can't govern and listen to that all day"


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In a tv series set in the world of advertising in the 60's, a group of advertisers sit around a table. They watch a clip of Jackie Kennedy saying something in Spanish. One of the men says: "I recognise that finishing school voice. You can't govern and listen to that all day." They are trying to win points for Nixon in their campaign. What does he mean? Thanks a lot!
  • ewie

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    Hi Subt. Without being an expert in American Elections of the 1960s, I would say it means How can Mr.Kennedy be expected to govern efficiently when he has to listen to his wife's awful finishing-school voice all day every day?
    But I might be wrong:confused:
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