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George H. W. Bush: Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - April 28, 1989

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.4
Gunning Fog:
5.3
Coleman Liau:
8.2
SMOG:
7.5
ARI:
1.9

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.3
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
159.0
Sprache:
185.0

Statistics

Characters:
3,506
Sentences:
105
Words:
860
Syllables:
8.19
Words Per Sentence:
1,145
Syllables Per Word:
1.33
Seconds:
421.29
Words Per Minute:
122.48

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment
Note
00:00:00.000 - 00:00:03.210
[The following is a FirstDraft -- a machine-generated transcript by our AI, Margaret. She's good, but neither perfect nor human. There will likely be a handful of errors. Please check any quotes against the primary video source. Thank you.]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.0
Gunning Fog:
6.7
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
8.5
ARI:
4.2

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.5
Sprache:
3.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
13.0
Sprache:
19.0

Statistics

Characters:
189
Sentences:
6
Words:
40
Syllables:
6.67
Words Per Sentence:
65
Syllables Per Word:
1.53
Seconds:
3.21
Words Per Minute:
747.66

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.04
VADER:
0.61
AFINN:
4.00
George H. W. Bush
00:00:03.210 - 00:00:11.850
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you very much. I think I'll need it. I may keep it handy.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
1.2
Gunning Fog:
4.0
Coleman Liau:
6.5
SMOG:
6.1
ARI:
0.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
1.9
Sprache:
1.5

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
2.0
Sprache:
3.0

Statistics

Characters:
72
Sentences:
4
Words:
19
Syllables:
4.75
Words Per Sentence:
24
Syllables Per Word:
1.26
Seconds:
8.64
Words Per Minute:
131.94

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.09
VADER:
0.91
AFINN:
9.00
George H. W. Bush
00:00:14.880 - 00:01:00.540
Thank you very, very much. Chairman. Thank you all. Gerry Thank you. Thank you, Jerry. And at the outset, let me congratulate you on your leadership. What a record. No hits, no runs, no errors. As head of the Correspondents Association, this guy left no footprints. Congratulations also to Johanna. Joanna Newman, the incoming president, come by some time. And I'll tell you how nifty, how swell.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.2
Gunning Fog:
4.6
Coleman Liau:
11.2
SMOG:
7.6
ARI:
3.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.3
Sprache:
3.1

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
17.0
Sprache:
21.0

Statistics

Characters:
308
Sentences:
12
Words:
67
Syllables:
5.58
Words Per Sentence:
102
Syllables Per Word:
1.49
Seconds:
45.66
Words Per Minute:
88.04

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.04
Harvard IV:
-0.07
VADER:
-0.27

Entities

the Correspondents Association [Organization]
Gerry [Person]
Jerry [Person]
Joanna Newman [Person]
Johanna [Person]
George H. W. Bush
00:01:01.470 - 00:01:17.860
Gosh, what fun it is to be president and. And. There's one major difference. Johanna can blame. Her failures on her predecessor.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.3
Gunning Fog:
7.2
Coleman Liau:
10.9
SMOG:
7.7
ARI:
2.2

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.5
Sprache:
1.9

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
6.0
Sprache:
9.0

Statistics

Characters:
100
Sentences:
5
Words:
22
Syllables:
4.40
Words Per Sentence:
38
Syllables Per Word:
1.45
Seconds:
16.39
Words Per Minute:
80.54

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.03
Harvard IV:
-0.01
VADER:
-0.67
AFINN:
-5.00

Entities

one [Cardinal Number]
Johanna [Person]
George H. W. Bush
00:01:19.900 - 00:02:05.300
You know, and and they -- in the TV debates, they kept asking Dan Quayle about the first thing he'd do as president. Cheer up, Dan. They're still asking me that same question. Now, I. I haven't. And it's only been 100 days. No, but it's tough because I haven't watched much TV and I understand Oprah lost a ton of weight. Phil or a skerrick. Heraldo got his nose busted. Morton Downey lost out to the skinheads.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
2.4
Gunning Fog:
4.1
Coleman Liau:
7.7
SMOG:
5.8
ARI:
1.3

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.5
Sprache:
3.6

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
20.0
Sprache:
24.0

Statistics

Characters:
308
Sentences:
10
Words:
77
Syllables:
7.70
Words Per Sentence:
100
Syllables Per Word:
1.27
Seconds:
45.40
Words Per Minute:
101.76

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.04
Harvard IV:
0.03
VADER:
0.88
AFINN:
7.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

They're [Country, City, State]
100 days [Date]
first [Ordinal Number]
Heraldo [Organization]
Dan [Person]
Dan Quayle [Person]
Morton Downey [Person]
Oprah [Person]
Phil [Person]
a ton [Quantity]
George H. W. Bush
00:02:05.810 - 00:02:59.310
And now you wonder why I'm not making any news. But never mind. Never make news. My, I'll give you a scoop. Tonight, my first nominee to the Supreme Court. John Tower. What we need is a little justice. I didn't like what Jerry said complaining about the schedule here. It keeps you working until late. You're not getting enough sleep. That's the first time that I have ever been accused of keeping anybody awake.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.6
Gunning Fog:
4.9
Coleman Liau:
9.3
SMOG:
6.7
ARI:
2.1

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.1
Sprache:
3.1

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
13.0
Sprache:
20.0

Statistics

Characters:
320
Sentences:
11
Words:
75
Syllables:
6.82
Words Per Sentence:
110
Syllables Per Word:
1.40
Seconds:
53.50
Words Per Minute:
84.11

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
-0.01
VADER:
0.15
AFINN:
1.00

Entities

first [Ordinal Number]
the Supreme Court [Organization]
Jerry [Person]
John Tower [Person]
I'll [Product]
Tonight [Time]
George H. W. Bush
00:03:01.680 - 00:03:34.330
Remember what Lesley Stahl said to me just the other day, asking me if I was moving too cautiously. I said, Can I get back to you on that? I. And then we have had a number of you up to the family quarters, Gerry Boyd, just in case it ever needs to come up. We do have pictures of you bouncing on Abraham Lincoln's bed. And speaking of the times, our daughter is a guest at their table and I don't want to barras her.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.1
Gunning Fog:
6.7
Coleman Liau:
6.0
SMOG:
7.9
ARI:
3.2

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
2.7
Sprache:
3.5

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
11.0
Sprache:
14.0

Statistics

Characters:
318
Sentences:
6
Words:
86
Syllables:
14.33
Words Per Sentence:
107
Syllables Per Word:
1.28
Seconds:
32.65
Words Per Minute:
158.04

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.01
Harvard IV:
0.01
VADER:
-0.33

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

Abraham Lincoln's [Person]
Gerry Boyd [Person]
Lesley Stahl [Person]
George H. W. Bush
00:03:34.840 - 00:04:13.240
But did you hear the one about their last editorial? What? All right. Forget about it. No need to bring that up. Anything to protect my daughter. Now. There's no need to bring that up. This is a night for kindness and conciliation. Speaking of which, I thought I saw Newt Newt Gingrich when I came in. I'm not sure he is the only guy whose car has a dashboard statue of Frank Lorenzo.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
2.5
Gunning Fog:
4.3
Coleman Liau:
7.8
SMOG:
6.7
ARI:
0.8

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.1
Sprache:
2.6

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
13.0
Sprache:
14.0

Statistics

Characters:
297
Sentences:
11
Words:
74
Syllables:
6.73
Words Per Sentence:
97
Syllables Per Word:
1.31
Seconds:
38.40
Words Per Minute:
115.63

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.01
Harvard IV:
0.06
VADER:
0.96
AFINN:
11.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

Frank Lorenzo [Person]
a night [Time]
George H. W. Bush
00:04:14.260 - 00:04:57.180
And then. And then there's Jim Baker. Didn't make it tonight by Camping Companion. You all think of him as secretary of the Treasury or secretary of state? Well, I was camping with him. I think of him as an environmentalist. And in fact, he will best be remembered for the Wilderness Act. That's the act that he was caught committing in the wilderness. And. Now I'm told that I ought to brace myself because our great entertainer, the wonderful Jim Morris, is here tonight.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.7
Gunning Fog:
7.2
Coleman Liau:
9.9
SMOG:
9.3
ARI:
3.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.8
Sprache:
3.3

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
18.0
Sprache:
20.0

Statistics

Characters:
371
Sentences:
10
Words:
85
Syllables:
8.50
Words Per Sentence:
121
Syllables Per Word:
1.44
Seconds:
42.92
Words Per Minute:
118.83

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.01
VADER:
0.25
AFINN:
-1.00

Entities

the Wilderness Act [Law]
Camping Companion [Organization]
Treasury [Organization]
Jim Baker [Person]
Jim Morris [Person]
tonight [Time]
George H. W. Bush
00:04:57.960 - 00:05:27.340
And I get the feeling from having a little talk with him earlier that he's about to snuff out some of those thousand points of light. But no, I've seen his stuff. I've seen his impression of me. Frankly, I can't make head or tail out of it. His syntax is all twisted. Look, it shouldn't be too hard, though, for you, Jim, to upstage me. Last week or a couple of weeks ago, I was upstaged by a wig.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.3
Gunning Fog:
5.6
Coleman Liau:
6.1
SMOG:
6.3
ARI:
1.8

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.1
Sprache:
3.4

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
13.0
Sprache:
17.0

Statistics

Characters:
298
Sentences:
7
Words:
80
Syllables:
11.43
Words Per Sentence:
98
Syllables Per Word:
1.23
Seconds:
29.38
Words Per Minute:
163.38

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.01
Harvard IV:
0.01
VADER:
0.94
AFINN:
9.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

those thousand [Cardinal Number]
a couple of weeks ago [Date]
Last week [Date]
Jim [Person]
George H. W. Bush
00:05:27.970 - 00:06:13.470
And I'll tell you one thing about about Barbara. Ever since she drank that radioactive iodine, she's been doubling as a nightlight in the upstairs there. But her. Her new nickname is the Three Mile Island Fox. Now. She's doing great. Her health is good. USA Today points out how popular she is. That doesn't bother me. You know what? I don't mind when Helen Thomas, at the end of a press conference gets up and says, Thank you, Barbara's husband and and our dogs are getting a lot of ink.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.2
Gunning Fog:
5.1
Coleman Liau:
8.6
SMOG:
7.5
ARI:
2.2

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.0
Sprache:
3.5

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
15.0
Sprache:
22.0

Statistics

Characters:
377
Sentences:
11
Words:
91
Syllables:
8.27
Words Per Sentence:
120
Syllables Per Word:
1.32
Seconds:
45.50
Words Per Minute:
120

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.01
Harvard IV:
-0.01
VADER:
0.81
AFINN:
5.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

one [Cardinal Number]
USA Today [Organization]
Barbara [Person]
Helen Thomas [Person]
George H. W. Bush
00:06:13.490 - 00:06:47.170
I heard Jerry referred to him. All the good press may be going to Millie's head. However, today we put out her bowl of Alpo and she asked to see the wine list. But. Now, last week you reported in the papers how I took a little girl from Pennsylvania out of or I think it was Maine out of the White House tour line to show her the puppies. Well, this morning I did it again. And this this is true this time with a kid from California.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.1
Gunning Fog:
6.0
Coleman Liau:
6.3
SMOG:
7.6
ARI:
2.6

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
2.6
Sprache:
3.5

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
11.0
Sprache:
16.0

Statistics

Characters:
334
Sentences:
7
Words:
89
Syllables:
12.71
Words Per Sentence:
115
Syllables Per Word:
1.25
Seconds:
33.68
Words Per Minute:
158.55

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.02

Entities

California [Country, City, State]
Maine [Country, City, State]
Pennsylvania [Country, City, State]
last week [Date]
today [Date]
the White House [Infrastructure]
Alpo [Person]
Jerry [Person]
Millie's head [Person]
this morning [Time]
George H. W. Bush
00:06:48.100 - 00:07:05.800
And it gave me an idea. Why not let someone who we pulled out of the line, just your basic average American tourist, tell you what he thinks of the presidency? Son, can you come out here and talk to these people?

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.6
Gunning Fog:
9.4
Coleman Liau:
7.3
SMOG:
10.6
ARI:
4.1

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.0
Sprache:
2.9

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
6.0
Sprache:
7.0

Statistics

Characters:
165
Sentences:
3
Words:
42
Syllables:
14
Words Per Sentence:
61
Syllables Per Word:
1.33
Seconds:
17.70
Words Per Minute:
142.37

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
-0.14
VADER:
0.17
AFINN:
1.00

Entities

American [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
George H. W. Bush
00:07:09.370 - 00:07:17.630
You need. You want to get with this? [Laughter] Should I sit down?

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
0.0
Gunning Fog:
1.7
Coleman Liau:
6.3
SMOG:
3.3
ARI:
0.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
1.4
Sprache:
1.3

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
1.0
Sprache:
1.0

Statistics

Characters:
49
Sentences:
3
Words:
13
Syllables:
4.33
Words Per Sentence:
14
Syllables Per Word:
1.08
Seconds:
8.26
Words Per Minute:
94.43