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George W. Bush: Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - May 4, 2002

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.2
Gunning Fog:
6.1
Coleman Liau:
10.0
SMOG:
8.2
ARI:
4.2

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.8
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
299.0
Sprache:
223.0

Statistics

Characters:
4,853
Sentences:
112
Words:
1,107
Syllables:
9.88
Words Per Sentence:
1,588
Syllables Per Word:
1.35
Seconds:
667.72
Words Per Minute:
99.47

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment/Humor
George W. Bush
00:00:00.000 - 00:00:47.440
Thank you very much, Steve. Mr. Vice President, members of the White House Correspondents' Association, ladies and gentlemen, Laura and I are honored to be here tonight. Thanks for the invitation. What a fantastic audience we have tonight: Washington power brokers, celebrities, Hollywood stars, Ozzy Osbourne. [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
8.1
Gunning Fog:
7.4
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
10.3
ARI:
8.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
6.4
Sprache:
3.4

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
18.0
Sprache:
22.0

Statistics

Characters:
259
Sentences:
6
Words:
47
Syllables:
7.83
Words Per Sentence:
89
Syllables Per Word:
1.74
Seconds:
47.44
Words Per Minute:
59.44

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.04
Harvard IV:
0.13
VADER:
0.92
AFINN:
10.00

Entities

Hollywood [Country, City, State]
Washington [Country, City, State]
the White House Correspondents' Association [Organization]
Laura [Person]
Ozzy Osbourne [Person]
Steve [Person]
tonight [Time]
Note
00:00:47.440 - 00:00:47.560
[Mr. Osbourne bowed and blew kisses to the crowd.]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
0.0
Gunning Fog:
1.3
Coleman Liau:
6.5
SMOG:
3.3
ARI:
0.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.9
Sprache:
1.5

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
3.0
Sprache:
5.0

Statistics

Characters:
38
Sentences:
3
Words:
10
Syllables:
3.33
Words Per Sentence:
12
Syllables Per Word:
1.10
Seconds:
0.12
Words Per Minute:
0

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.02
Harvard IV:
-0.02
VADER:
0.66
AFINN:
-2.00
George W. Bush
00:00:47.560 - 00:02:44.480
Okay, Ozzy. [Laughter] Might have been a mistake. [Laughter] The thing about Ozzy is he's made a lot of big hit recordings: "Party With the Animals"; "Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath"; "Face in Hell"; "Black Skies"; and "Bloodbath in Paradise." Ozzy, Mom loves your stuff. [Laughter] And Drew Carey is our entertainment tonight.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
6.7
Gunning Fog:
6.0
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
7.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
7.5
Sprache:
3.6

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
25.0
Sprache:
19.0

Statistics

Characters:
280
Sentences:
5
Words:
57
Syllables:
11.40
Words Per Sentence:
87
Syllables Per Word:
1.51
Seconds:
116.92
Words Per Minute:
29.25

Sentiment

VADER:
0.82
AFINN:
6.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment/Music & Audio/Rock Music

Entities

Drew Carey [Person]
Ozzy [Person]
tonight [Time]
Black Skies [Title]
Bloodbath in Paradise [Title]
Face in Hell [Title]
Party With the Animals [Title]
Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath [Title]
George W. Bush
00:02:44.480 - 00:03:19.720
Drew has a fun TV show called "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" which is totally improvised. Drew, got any interest in the Middle East? [Laughter] Last year at this dinner, I showed some photos straight out of the Bush family photo album. Tonight I'm going to show you some actual, never-seen-before photos taken by the White House photographers over the past 15 months.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
6.5
Gunning Fog:
8.9
Coleman Liau:
9.8
SMOG:
10.0
ARI:
5.8

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.4
Sprache:
3.9

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
16.0
Sprache:
20.0

Statistics

Characters:
292
Sentences:
5
Words:
67
Syllables:
13.40
Words Per Sentence:
99
Syllables Per Word:
1.43
Seconds:
35.24
Words Per Minute:
114.07

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.03
VADER:
0.91
AFINN:
8.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment/TV & Video/TV Shows & Programs

Entities

Last year [Date]
the past 15 months [Date]
the Middle East [Location]
White House [Organization]
Bush [Person]
Tonight [Time]
Whose Line Is It Anyway [Title]
George W. Bush
00:03:19.720 - 00:04:35.480
We've created, just for you, this little slide show of what life is really like inside the Bush White House. So Karen, if everyone's in the seats you've assigned them—[Laughter]—hit the projector. [First slide.] When I look back over the last year, I think I've grown in office. I'm much more focused. [Laughter] [Slide change.] I feel relaxed. [Laughter] [Slide change.] I mean, occasionally there are moments where I feel a little stress. [Laughter] [Slide change.] I may have aged a bit. [Laughter] [Slide change.] One of the great things about being in the White House is having Laura close by.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
2.6
Gunning Fog:
5.9
Coleman Liau:
9.3
SMOG:
7.5
ARI:
2.8

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.0
Sprache:
3.7

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
24.0
Sprache:
26.0

Statistics

Characters:
453
Sentences:
13
Words:
106
Syllables:
8.15
Words Per Sentence:
154
Syllables Per Word:
1.27
Seconds:
75.76
Words Per Minute:
83.95

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.04
Harvard IV:
0.02
VADER:
0.74
AFINN:
4.00

Entities

One [Cardinal Number]
the last year [Date]
the White House [Infrastructure]
White House [Organization]
Bush [Person]
Karen [Person]
Laura [Person]
George W. Bush
00:04:35.480 - 00:04:55.120
Whenever she drops by my office, my day is brighter. [Slide change.] She helps me in a million ways. Here she is helping me pronounce "Azerbaijanis." [Laughter] [Slide change.] We have two dogs. This is our dog Barney. I tell him with eyebrows like that, he ought to be a Senator. [Laughter] [Slide change.] You can tell Barney's in some trouble here.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
2.0
Gunning Fog:
3.9
Coleman Liau:
8.2
SMOG:
7.3
ARI:
1.1

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.6
Sprache:
2.8

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
14.0
Sprache:
16.0

Statistics

Characters:
273
Sentences:
10
Words:
67
Syllables:
6.70
Words Per Sentence:
90
Syllables Per Word:
1.27
Seconds:
19.64
Words Per Minute:
204.68

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.02
Harvard IV:
0.04
VADER:
0.46
AFINN:
-1.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

a million [Cardinal Number]
two [Cardinal Number]
Barney [Person]
George W. Bush
00:04:55.120 - 00:05:24.160
This is the day he chewed up the list of undisclosed locations, and we couldn't find Dick. [Laughter] [Slide change.] The little guy keeps a lookout like this hour after hour. [Laughter] I kind of wish Tom Ridge had never had that talk with him about homeland security. [Laughter] [Slide change.] Now, this is our dog Spot.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.6
Gunning Fog:
6.6
Coleman Liau:
8.9
SMOG:
7.9
ARI:
3.3

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.0
Sprache:
2.9

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
13.0
Sprache:
13.0

Statistics

Characters:
248
Sentences:
6
Words:
59
Syllables:
9.83
Words Per Sentence:
82
Syllables Per Word:
1.31
Seconds:
29.04
Words Per Minute:
121.90

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.02
Harvard IV:
0.08
VADER:
0.97
AFINN:
7.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

the day [Date]
Dick [Person]
Tom Ridge [Person]
this hour after hour [Time]
George W. Bush
00:05:24.160 - 00:06:15.280
People often ask me how I came up with that name. [Laughter] I don't know; I'm just kind of a creative guy. [Laughter] [Slide change.] The thing about Spot is that she is -- she actually thinks she's the President. [Laughter] Here she is coming back from a fundraiser for the American Kennel Club. [Laughter] [Slide change.] But she is truly a great canine American, and I value her counsel—[Laughter]—just as I value the counsel of others on the staff. [Laughter] We have a very experienced, mature team of professionals down at the White House. [Slide change.] This is Josh Bolten. [Laughter] He's the White House Deputy Chief of Staff.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.6
Gunning Fog:
5.9
Coleman Liau:
9.8
SMOG:
8.1
ARI:
4.1

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.6
Sprache:
3.9

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
28.0
Sprache:
25.0

Statistics

Characters:
487
Sentences:
11
Words:
112
Syllables:
10.18
Words Per Sentence:
164
Syllables Per Word:
1.38
Seconds:
51.12
Words Per Minute:
131.46

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.02
Harvard IV:
0.11
VADER:
0.87
AFINN:
8.00

Entities

the White House [Infrastructure]
American [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Kennel Club [Organization]
White House [Organization]
Josh Bolten [Person]
George W. Bush
00:06:15.280 - 00:06:50.640
America should sleep better at night knowing that this calm, level-headed man—[Laughter]—is helping to guide our Nation. [Slide change.] This is Nick Calio, the head of our Office of Legislative Affairs. I had just said to him, "So, Nick, what are the chances of the Senate passing ANWR?" [Laughter] [Slide change.] Nick really prepares me well when congressional leaders come down for meetings.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.8
Gunning Fog:
6.3
Coleman Liau:
11.6
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
6.2

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.7
Sprache:
3.9

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
22.0
Sprache:
24.0

Statistics

Characters:
317
Sentences:
6
Words:
68
Syllables:
11.33
Words Per Sentence:
106
Syllables Per Word:
1.44
Seconds:
35.36
Words Per Minute:
115.38

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.08
VADER:
0.91
AFINN:
2.00

Entities

America [Country, City, State]
our Office of Legislative Affairs [Organization]
Senate [Organization]
Nick [Person]
Nick Calio [Person]
George W. Bush
00:06:50.640 - 00:07:40.640
Here he is testing out a whoopee cushion that we're going to use on Senator Byrd. [Laughter] But we really have a highly motivated group down at the White House. No matter what the task at hand, each of us gives 110 percent. [Two slide changes.] [Laughter] The truth is, the door to the Oval Office has a little peephole.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.6
Gunning Fog:
6.8
Coleman Liau:
7.8
SMOG:
8.4
ARI:
3.6

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.0
Sprache:
3.6

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
13.0
Sprache:
18.0

Statistics

Characters:
245
Sentences:
5
Words:
61
Syllables:
12.20
Words Per Sentence:
85
Syllables Per Word:
1.31
Seconds:
50
Words Per Minute:
73.20

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
-0.02
VADER:
0.42
AFINN:
1.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

the White House [Infrastructure]
the Oval Office [Organization]
110 percent [Percent]
Byrd [Person]
George W. Bush
00:07:40.640 - 00:08:21.320
This is Karen Hughes peeping in on me. [Laughter] [Slide change.] This is Karl Rove peeping in on me. [Laughter] [Slide change.] This is Condi Rice peeping in on me. [Laughter] [Slide change.] Spot has her own peephole. [Laughter] [Slide change.] This is Andy Card peeping in on me. [Laughter] [Slide change.] And ladies and gentlemen—[Laughter]— this is the Vice President of the United States, looking through a peephole.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
1.7
Gunning Fog:
3.2
Coleman Liau:
9.5
SMOG:
5.7
ARI:
2.2

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
6.1
Sprache:
2.9

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
27.0
Sprache:
17.0

Statistics

Characters:
319
Sentences:
11
Words:
74
Syllables:
6.73
Words Per Sentence:
107
Syllables Per Word:
1.24
Seconds:
40.68
Words Per Minute:
109.14

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.05
VADER:
0.62
AFINN:
2.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

the United States [Country, City, State]
Andy Card [Person]
Condi Rice [Person]
Karen Hughes [Person]
Karl Rove [Person]
George W. Bush
00:08:21.320 - 00:08:46.840
And Dick, I hope you're not doing what it looks like you're doing. [Laughter] [Slide change.] This photo actually has nothing to do with anything. [Laughter] I thought I'd show it to you, however, because it's the only known photo in existence of Alan Greenspan smiling. [Laughter] [Slide change.] This is Ari Fleischer, of course.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.1
Gunning Fog:
6.6
Coleman Liau:
10.3
SMOG:
7.9
ARI:
4.2

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.5
Sprache:
3.3

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
18.0
Sprache:
18.0

Statistics

Characters:
253
Sentences:
6
Words:
57
Syllables:
9.50
Words Per Sentence:
81
Syllables Per Word:
1.35
Seconds:
25.52
Words Per Minute:
134.01

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.02
VADER:
0.80

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment/Humor

Entities

Alan Greenspan [Person]
Ari Fleischer [Person]
Dick [Person]
George W. Bush
00:08:46.840 - 00:09:33.800
I was chewing him out here. [Laughter] I'm saying, "Ari, I am sick and tired of you not fully answering all the wonderful questions asked by our hard-working White House press corps. Are you sure, Ari, we're not leaking enough?" [Laughter] "Are you sure that we've given them enough access to me? I've got an idea, I'll do more inter-views—with 'Baseball Tonight."' [Laughter] Now, part of the job of a President is to meet with representatives of special interest groups. [Slide change.] [Laughter] Here I am meeting with representatives from the American Cloning Council. [Laughter] [Slide change.] I try to work with Republicans and Democrats alike.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.8
Gunning Fog:
7.0
Coleman Liau:
10.8
SMOG:
9.3
ARI:
5.6

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.7
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
38.0
Sprache:
37.0

Statistics

Characters:
519
Sentences:
10
Words:
115
Syllables:
11.50
Words Per Sentence:
174
Syllables Per Word:
1.43
Seconds:
46.96
Words Per Minute:
146.93

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.05
VADER:
0.36
AFINN:
1.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

Democrats [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Republicans [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
the American Cloning Council [Organization]
White House [Organization]
Ari [Person]
Tonight [Time]
George W. Bush
00:09:33.800 - 00:10:01.160
For political reasons, some Democrats prefer that it not be known they are working with a Republican President, so they slip in the back door -- like Hillary Clinton here. [Slide change.] [Laughter] It's not all work, of course. One day, I decided to show some of the staff the White House bowling alley.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.6
Gunning Fog:
6.9
Coleman Liau:
9.9
SMOG:
9.7
ARI:
5.9

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.5
Sprache:
3.7

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
13.0
Sprache:
17.0

Statistics

Characters:
236
Sentences:
4
Words:
54
Syllables:
13.50
Words Per Sentence:
83
Syllables Per Word:
1.35
Seconds:
27.36
Words Per Minute:
118.42

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.05
VADER:
0.64
AFINN:
1.00

Topics

0:
News/Politics

Entities

One [Cardinal Number]
Democrats [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Republican [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
White House [Organization]
Hillary Clinton [Person]
George W. Bush
00:10:01.160 - 00:10:35.640
Boys and girls, there is a reason you wear those special bowling shoes. [Three slide changes.] [Laughter] Of course, another job of the President is dealing with the White House press corps. You ask some pretty tough questions, but to tell you the truth, I don't think you've laid a glove on me. Here I am after our last press conference. [Slide change.] [Laughter] In closing tonight, I thought about turning serious and talking about all we've been through since I was here last year.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.0
Gunning Fog:
6.8
Coleman Liau:
9.8
SMOG:
7.6
ARI:
5.3

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.9
Sprache:
3.9

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
18.0
Sprache:
21.0

Statistics

Characters:
379
Sentences:
7
Words:
87
Syllables:
12.43
Words Per Sentence:
121
Syllables Per Word:
1.25
Seconds:
34.48
Words Per Minute:
151.39

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.02
Harvard IV:
0.04
VADER:
0.95
AFINN:
7.00

Topics

0:
Sports/Individual Sports

Entities

last year [Date]
White House [Organization]
tonight [Time]
George W. Bush
00:10:35.640 - 00:11:07.720
But then I decided this wasn't the time or the place. You came to have a good time; we've got Drew Carey waiting to entertain us. So instead, I'm going to leave you with one last thought and one last photo of our dog Spot. [Slide change.] I ask you, ladies and gentlemen, is this a great country or what? [Laughter] Thank you very much.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
2.8
Gunning Fog:
6.2
Coleman Liau:
6.9
SMOG:
7.3
ARI:
2.3

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
2.7
Sprache:
3.1

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
9.0
Sprache:
13.0

Statistics

Characters:
255
Sentences:
6
Words:
66
Syllables:
11
Words Per Sentence:
84
Syllables Per Word:
1.20
Seconds:
32.08
Words Per Minute:
123.44

Topics

0:
Pets & Animals/Pets
1:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

Drew Carey [Person]