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George W. Bush: Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - April 26, 2008

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.7
Gunning Fog:
7.6
Coleman Liau:
9.9
SMOG:
9.4
ARI:
5.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.4
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
141.0
Sprache:
121.0

Statistics

Characters:
2,602
Sentences:
48
Words:
595
Syllables:
12.40
Words Per Sentence:
851
Syllables Per Word:
1.40
Seconds:
980.72
Words Per Minute:
36.40

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment/Humor
George W. Bush
00:00:00.000 - 00:01:13.800
Thank you all. [Applause] Thank you very much. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Please excuse me if I'm a little sleepy -- at 3:00 a.m. this morning, the red phone rang. [Laughter] It was the damn wedding planner. [Laughter] Two weeks from tonight is Jenna's wedding, so I'm a little wistful this evening.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
2.8
Gunning Fog:
4.2
Coleman Liau:
8.9
SMOG:
6.1
ARI:
1.7

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.0
Sprache:
2.6

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
9.0
Sprache:
14.0

Statistics

Characters:
227
Sentences:
8
Words:
54
Syllables:
6.75
Words Per Sentence:
73
Syllables Per Word:
1.33
Seconds:
73.80
Words Per Minute:
43.90

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.02
Harvard IV:
0.05
VADER:
0.77
AFINN:
4.00

Entities

Two weeks [Date]
Jenna's wedding [Infrastructure]
3:00 a.m. [Time]
this evening [Time]
this morning [Time]
tonight [Time]
George W. Bush
00:01:13.800 - 00:02:07.560
Plus this is my last White House Correspondents Dinner as President. You know, I'm not sure what I'm going to do next. After he left office, Vice President Gore won an Oscar and the Nobel Peace Prize. [Laughter] Hey, I don't know, I might win a prize -- Publishing Clearinghouse or something. [Laughter] But thanks for inviting me.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.8
Gunning Fog:
6.0
Coleman Liau:
10.6
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
5.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.7
Sprache:
3.4

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
15.0
Sprache:
17.0

Statistics

Characters:
256
Sentences:
5
Words:
57
Syllables:
11.40
Words Per Sentence:
89
Syllables Per Word:
1.35
Seconds:
53.76
Words Per Minute:
63.62

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.02
Harvard IV:
0.09
VADER:
0.94
AFINN:
12.00

Topics

0:
News/Politics

Entities

White House [Organization]
Gore [Person]
Oscar [Person]
the Nobel Peace Prize [Title]
George W. Bush
00:02:07.560 - 00:05:24.280
Our entertainment tonight is Craig Ferguson. [Applause] You know, this is a small world. Craig was once in a punk band called "Bastards from Hell," which is what Dick and I are going to call our band. [Laughter] Craig is Scottish by birth -- so is Barney. [Laughter] Two months ago Craig became an American citizen. [Applause] I'm honored to call you, "fellow American." Ladies and gentlemen, surprisingly, I've enjoyed these dinners.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.6
Gunning Fog:
6.4
Coleman Liau:
11.7
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
6.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
6.2
Sprache:
4.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
27.0
Sprache:
25.0

Statistics

Characters:
351
Sentences:
7
Words:
75
Syllables:
10.71
Words Per Sentence:
111
Syllables Per Word:
1.44
Seconds:
196.72
Words Per Minute:
22.88

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.03
Harvard IV:
0.04
VADER:
-0.20
AFINN:
-9.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment/Music & Audio

Entities

Two months ago [Date]
American [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Barney [Person]
Craig [Person]
Craig Ferguson [Person]
Dick [Person]
Scottish [Person]
tonight [Time]
Bastards from Hell [Title]
George W. Bush
00:05:24.280 - 00:05:54.280
So tonight I thought we'd reminisce a bit. The first couple of years I came to this dinner I was really into slide shows.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.8
Gunning Fog:
8.1
Coleman Liau:
7.5
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
3.2

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
1.9
Sprache:
2.5

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
2.0
Sprache:
5.0

Statistics

Characters:
95
Sentences:
2
Words:
24
Syllables:
12
Words Per Sentence:
34
Syllables Per Word:
1.33
Seconds:
30
Words Per Minute:
48

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
-0.04

Entities

The first couple of years [Date]
tonight [Time]
Note
00:05:54.280 - 00:06:02.240
[Video is shown]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.2
Gunning Fog:
1.2
Coleman Liau:
7.7
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
0.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
10.0
Sprache:
1.2

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
2.0
Sprache:
2.0

Statistics

Characters:
12
Sentences:
1
Words:
3
Syllables:
3
Words Per Sentence:
4
Syllables Per Word:
1.67
Seconds:
7.96
Words Per Minute:
22.61

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.07
VADER:
0.59
George W. Bush
00:06:02.240 - 00:08:28.400
Next year a new President will be standing up here. I have to say, I'm kind of surprised we don't have more presidential candidates here tonight -- like any. [Laughter] Senator McCain is not here. He probably wanted to distance himself from me a little bit. [Laughter] You know, he's not alone. Jenna is moving out, too. [Laughter] The two Democratic candidates aren't here either.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.7
Gunning Fog:
6.8
Coleman Liau:
11.3
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
4.9

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.6
Sprache:
3.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
17.0
Sprache:
15.0

Statistics

Characters:
295
Sentences:
7
Words:
64
Syllables:
9.14
Words Per Sentence:
106
Syllables Per Word:
1.50
Seconds:
146.16
Words Per Minute:
26.27

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.02
Harvard IV:
-0.04
VADER:
0.81

Topics

0:
Law & Government/Government
1:
News/Politics

Entities

two [Cardinal Number]
Next year [Date]
Democratic [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Jenna [Person]
McCain [Person]
tonight [Time]
George W. Bush
00:08:28.400 - 00:09:36.800
Senator Clinton couldn't get into the building because of sniper fire and Senator Obama is at church. [Laughter] But I'm sure whoever the next President is will show up at these dinners -- especially like the dinners in 2005 and 2006, when we had a couple of surprises up our sleeves.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
10.9
Gunning Fog:
11.6
Coleman Liau:
9.8
SMOG:
12.0
ARI:
11.5

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.7
Sprache:
4.8

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
11.0
Sprache:
13.0

Statistics

Characters:
217
Sentences:
2
Words:
50
Syllables:
25
Words Per Sentence:
73
Syllables Per Word:
1.42
Seconds:
68.40
Words Per Minute:
43.86

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.08
VADER:
0.78
AFINN:
3.00

Topics

0:
Law & Government/Government
1:
News/Politics

Entities

2005 [Date]
2006 [Date]
Clinton [Person]
Obama [Person]
Note
00:09:36.800 - 00:09:38.120
[Video is shown]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.2
Gunning Fog:
1.2
Coleman Liau:
7.7
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
0.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
10.0
Sprache:
1.2

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
2.0
Sprache:
2.0

Statistics

Characters:
12
Sentences:
1
Words:
3
Syllables:
3
Words Per Sentence:
4
Syllables Per Word:
1.67
Seconds:
1.32
Words Per Minute:
136.36

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.02
Harvard IV:
0.05
VADER:
0.88
AFINN:
6.00
George W. Bush
00:09:38.120 - 00:12:00.800
We've had a lot of fun nights over the years. Do you remember the year I mentioned Ozzy Osbourne, and he stood up on a chair and blew me a kiss? [Laughter] So few leaders get that kind of experience. [Laughter] You know, I love the mixed crowds here. It's an interesting crowd. You know, just think -- Pamela Anderson and Mitt Romney in the same room. [Laughter] Isn't that one of the signs of the apocalypse? [Laughter] Which brings me to Dick. [Laughter] For eight years as Vice President, Dick has ridden shotgun.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.0
Gunning Fog:
5.9
Coleman Liau:
9.2
SMOG:
7.9
ARI:
3.7

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.1
Sprache:
3.7

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
21.0
Sprache:
22.0

Statistics

Characters:
395
Sentences:
9
Words:
93
Syllables:
10.33
Words Per Sentence:
126
Syllables Per Word:
1.32
Seconds:
142.68
Words Per Minute:
39.11

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.01
Harvard IV:
0.06
VADER:
0.99
AFINN:
33.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment/Humor

Entities

eight years [Date]
the years [Date]
Dick [Person]
Mitt Romney [Person]
Ozzy Osbourne [Person]
Pamela Anderson [Person]
George W. Bush
00:12:00.800 - 00:12:37.200
That's probably not the best analogy. [Laughter] But he is a dear friend, and he's been the greatest straight man in the history of the world. [Laughter] Dick, I don't know what I would have done for material without you. [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.5
Gunning Fog:
8.0
Coleman Liau:
9.7
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
4.1

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.6
Sprache:
2.4

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
8.0
Sprache:
6.0

Statistics

Characters:
178
Sentences:
4
Words:
41
Syllables:
10.25
Words Per Sentence:
56
Syllables Per Word:
1.37
Seconds:
36.40
Words Per Minute:
67.58

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

Dick [Person]
Note
00:12:37.200 - 00:12:38.560
[Video is shown]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.2
Gunning Fog:
1.2
Coleman Liau:
7.7
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
0.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
10.0
Sprache:
1.2

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
2.0
Sprache:
2.0

Statistics

Characters:
12
Sentences:
1
Words:
3
Syllables:
3
Words Per Sentence:
4
Syllables Per Word:
1.67
Seconds:
1.36
Words Per Minute:
132.35
George W. Bush
00:12:38.560 - 00:16:20.280
What I like best about these evenings is the laughter and the chance to thank you for the work you do for the country. I also view this as a good chance to put aside our differences for a few hours. And one thing we all share, whether we're native citizens or new citizens like Craig, is a tremendous appreciation for our people in uniform, an appreciation symbolized by the United States Marine Band, which is celebrating its 210th anniversary this year. [Applause] I love the band, and so I'm going to say my farewell to you by doing something I've always wanted to do, and I do it in the spirit of our shared love for this country.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
12.0
Gunning Fog:
16.3
Coleman Liau:
8.8
SMOG:
12.0
ARI:
12.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.1
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
20.0
Sprache:
31.0

Statistics

Characters:
498
Sentences:
4
Words:
119
Syllables:
29.75
Words Per Sentence:
176
Syllables Per Word:
1.40
Seconds:
221.72
Words Per Minute:
32.20

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

one [Cardinal Number]
United States [Country, City, State]
this year [Date]
Marine Band [Location]
210th [Organization]
Craig [Person]
a few hours [Time]
Note
00:16:20.280 - 00:16:20.720
[President Bush conducts the United States Marine Band, Applause]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
7.6
Gunning Fog:
3.6
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
11.3

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
9.2
Sprache:
2.4

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
5.0
Sprache:
8.0

Statistics

Characters:
54
Sentences:
1
Words:
9
Syllables:
9
Words Per Sentence:
16
Syllables Per Word:
1.67
Seconds:
0.44
Words Per Minute:
0