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George W. Bush: Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - April 28, 2001

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.3
Gunning Fog:
7.3
Coleman Liau:
9.7
SMOG:
8.9
ARI:
4.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.4
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
194.0
Sprache:
182.0

Statistics

Characters:
3,439
Sentences:
74
Words:
792
Syllables:
10.70
Words Per Sentence:
1,151
Syllables Per Word:
1.42
Seconds:
526.12
Words Per Minute:
90.32

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment/Humor
George W. Bush
00:00:00.000 - 00:01:06.160
Thank you, Arlene. Laura and I are delighted to be here, with all the major leaguers. [Laughter] Tonight I've decided to do something a little different. See, my mother, over the years, has put together at least 70 scrap books about our life as a family. What I've done is pulled out some of the actual, never-before-seen photos, from these scrapbooks and created a little slide show. [Laughter] And so, Gordon, if everybody's cell phones are turned off -- [Laughter] -- you can hit the lights.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
6.9
Gunning Fog:
9.9
Coleman Liau:
10.0
SMOG:
10.3
ARI:
6.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.0
Sprache:
4.1

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
18.0
Sprache:
21.0

Statistics

Characters:
377
Sentences:
6
Words:
86
Syllables:
14.33
Words Per Sentence:
133
Syllables Per Word:
1.43
Seconds:
66.16
Words Per Minute:
77.99

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.01
Harvard IV:
0.02
VADER:
0.78
AFINN:
5.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

at least 70 [Cardinal Number]
the years [Date]
Arlene [Person]
Gordon [Person]
Laura [Person]
Tonight [Time]
George W. Bush
00:01:06.160 - 00:02:15.520
Tonight I present a Bush family album. What you may not realize is that I grew up at a time in Texas history when it was still a rough and tumble frontier. [Laughter] We were ranchers back then. [Laughter] This was my favorite horse. He was sure-footed, steady. I trusted that horse totally. And here's the really weird part, his name was Dick Cheney. [Laughter] But times were hard back then. [Laughter, Applause] This of course was during the great drought of 1953. [Laughter] Dad, Neil, Doro, Marvin and Jeb.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.9
Gunning Fog:
6.7
Coleman Liau:
9.4
SMOG:
8.0
ARI:
3.3

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.4
Sprache:
4.1

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
23.0
Sprache:
29.0

Statistics

Characters:
390
Sentences:
10
Words:
91
Syllables:
9.10
Words Per Sentence:
130
Syllables Per Word:
1.35
Seconds:
69.36
Words Per Minute:
78.72

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.01
Harvard IV:
0.01
VADER:
0.75

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

Texas [Country, City, State]
1953 [Date]
Bush [Person]
Dick Cheney [Person]
Doro [Person]
Jeb [Person]
Marvin [Person]
Neil [Person]
Tonight [Time]
George W. Bush
00:02:15.520 - 00:03:26.480
In my family, with all those kids in the tub, it's not arsenic in the water I'd be worried about. [Laughter, Applause] Personally, I've always preferred a private bath. [Laughter] This is my actual first grade report card. Up top, it says, George W. Bush. And then notice the final grades on the right. Writing, A; Reading, A; Spelling, A; Arithmetic, A; Music, A; Art, A. So my advice is, don't peak too early. [Laughter, Applause] Here I am with my 5th grade science project. [Laughter] Built it myself.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.6
Gunning Fog:
4.9
Coleman Liau:
9.0
SMOG:
7.7
ARI:
2.9

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.0
Sprache:
4.2

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
20.0
Sprache:
30.0

Statistics

Characters:
375
Sentences:
10
Words:
89
Syllables:
8.90
Words Per Sentence:
130
Syllables Per Word:
1.42
Seconds:
70.96
Words Per Minute:
75.25

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.01
Harvard IV:
0.03
VADER:
-0.10
AFINN:
-1.00

Entities

5th [Ordinal Number]
first [Ordinal Number]
Music [Organization]
George W. Bush [Person]
George W. Bush
00:03:26.480 - 00:04:03.840
And it's still meeting our energy needs. [Laughter] I went on to college, and graduate school. But somehow, the press has gotten the wrong idea, that I was a smart aleck party guy. [Laughter] This is an unfair perception. See, in college, I actually did a lot of independent reading. [Laughter] After graduation, I joined the Texas Air National Guard.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
6.8
Gunning Fog:
9.3
Coleman Liau:
11.0
SMOG:
10.3
ARI:
5.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.4
Sprache:
3.5

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
15.0
Sprache:
20.0

Statistics

Characters:
273
Sentences:
6
Words:
60
Syllables:
10
Words Per Sentence:
93
Syllables Per Word:
1.57
Seconds:
37.36
Words Per Minute:
96.36

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.05
Harvard IV:
0.03
VADER:
-0.17
AFINN:
-3.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

the Texas Air National Guard [Organization]
George W. Bush
00:04:03.840 - 00:05:00.480
I'm the one who committed the state of Texas to defend Taiwan from attack. [Laughter, Applause] Speaking of pilots, I'm so proud and honored to welcome to our nation's capital, Lieutenant Shane Osborn and crew member Lieutenant j.g. John Comerford. [Applause] I hope you and your crew will be coming to the White House soon.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
6.5
Gunning Fog:
5.9
Coleman Liau:
11.0
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
5.6

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
6.2
Sprache:
4.1

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
20.0
Sprache:
25.0

Statistics

Characters:
255
Sentences:
5
Words:
56
Syllables:
11.20
Words Per Sentence:
86
Syllables Per Word:
1.50
Seconds:
56.64
Words Per Minute:
59.32

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.09
VADER:
0.92
AFINN:
8.00

Entities

Taiwan [Country, City, State]
Texas [Country, City, State]
the White House [Organization]
j.g. [Person]
John Comerford [Person]
Shane Osborn [Person]
George W. Bush
00:05:00.480 - 00:05:37.720
I think you'll like it there. [Laughter] I know I've said this to you personally on the phone, but I'm proud to say it publicly, welcome back, Lieutenant. [Applause] Some people wondered, and I'm sure there might have been a few out here, how I would handle the recent incident in China. Truth is, I have long been a serious student of the Orient. [Laughter] My mom and dad, of course, were in China when dad was the U.S. liaison there.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.8
Gunning Fog:
7.1
Coleman Liau:
7.9
SMOG:
8.6
ARI:
3.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.9
Sprache:
3.8

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
17.0
Sprache:
21.0

Statistics

Characters:
331
Sentences:
7
Words:
82
Syllables:
11.71
Words Per Sentence:
116
Syllables Per Word:
1.34
Seconds:
37.24
Words Per Minute:
132.12

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.02
Harvard IV:
0.08
VADER:
0.94
AFINN:
6.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

China [Country, City, State]
U.S. [Country, City, State]
Orient [Location]
George W. Bush
00:05:37.720 - 00:07:17.120
People have asked me, is it difficult trying to follow in the footsteps of a man who was President, Vice President, U.N. Ambassador, a man who held so many other important jobs? Is it hard being such a man's son? Not really. [Laughter] Most people don't realize it, but dad has had some tough times. [Laughter] Back in the '50s, he went through a period where he thought aliens were trying to contact him. [Laughter] So he built this contraption to receive their signals. [Laughter] As for my mom, after bearing six children, she herself became a bit stressed. [Laughter] She took to acting very strangely. [Laughter] For a while, she thought she was too tall, and walked like this. [Laughter] As if that weren't strange enough, next she wrote a book with that damn, mangy ill-tempered dog. [Laughter] I hated that dog. [Laughter] My mother treated the dog better than she treated me. [Laughter] She never helped me write my book. [Laughter] I will say this, however, my mom always stuck up for us kids.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.7
Gunning Fog:
6.5
Coleman Liau:
9.6
SMOG:
7.5
ARI:
4.5

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.5
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
45.0
Sprache:
40.0

Statistics

Characters:
769
Sentences:
16
Words:
178
Syllables:
11.13
Words Per Sentence:
249
Syllables Per Word:
1.35
Seconds:
99.40
Words Per Minute:
107.44

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.02
VADER:
-0.94
AFINN:
-9.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

six [Cardinal Number]
U.N. [Organization]
the % [Percent]
George W. Bush
00:07:17.120 - 00:08:06.360
Here's mom replying to a reporter's question about something Barbara Streisand said recently. [Laughter] Fortunately, I've got great brothers and a great sister. Some people have asked me, however, if the vote recount left any hard feelings between my brother Jeb and me. Not a bit. In fact, here's a picture of the Governor of Florida. [Laughter, Applause] All this brings me to a serious point.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
6.8
Gunning Fog:
7.4
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
10.3
ARI:
6.3

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.9
Sprache:
3.8

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
18.0
Sprache:
22.0

Statistics

Characters:
312
Sentences:
6
Words:
66
Syllables:
11
Words Per Sentence:
106
Syllables Per Word:
1.53
Seconds:
49.24
Words Per Minute:
80.42

Sentiment

VADER:
0.82
AFINN:
7.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment
1:
News

Entities

Florida [Country, City, State]
Barbara Streisand [Person]
Jeb [Person]
George W. Bush
00:08:06.360 - 00:08:36.040
Eventually, I met a woman named Laura Welch. [Applause] She changed my life. She has given me as an adult, what I enjoyed as a child, and that is a loving family. The defining moments in the Bush family are not when my father was elected President, or when I was elected President. The defining moments have been family moments.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
7.0
Gunning Fog:
9.5
Coleman Liau:
9.5
SMOG:
10.5
ARI:
4.8

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.5
Sprache:
3.3

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
15.0
Sprache:
15.0

Statistics

Characters:
258
Sentences:
5
Words:
60
Syllables:
12
Words Per Sentence:
97
Syllables Per Word:
1.52
Seconds:
29.68
Words Per Minute:
121.29

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.02
Harvard IV:
0.08
VADER:
0.80
AFINN:
4.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment/Music & Audio

Entities

Bush [Person]
Laura Welch [Person]
George W. Bush
00:08:36.040 - 00:08:46.120
Ladies and gentlemen, I've been blessed with a family that is full of love, and I pray the same for you. Good evening. [Applause]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.3
Gunning Fog:
8.2
Coleman Liau:
8.5
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
2.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
2.4
Sprache:
2.1

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
3.0
Sprache:
6.0

Statistics

Characters:
99
Sentences:
3
Words:
24
Syllables:
8
Words Per Sentence:
35
Syllables Per Word:
1.33
Seconds:
10.08
Words Per Minute:
142.86

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.04
VADER:
0.92
AFINN:
7.00

Topics

0:
People & Society/Religion & Belief

Entities

evening [Time]