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
    3.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment
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00:00:03
  [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.]
George H. W. Bush
00:00:03
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00:00:11
  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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    1.9
  • Sprache
    1.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    1.9
  • Sprache
    1.5

    Statistics

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

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
George H. W. Bush
00:00:14
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00:01:00
  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
    4.3
  • Sprache
    3.1

    Statistics

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

    Sentiment

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

    Entities

  • the Correspondents Association
    [Organization]
  • Gerry
    [Person]
  • Jerry
    [Person]
  • Joanna Newman
    [Person]
  • Johanna
    [Person]
George H. W. Bush
00:01:01
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00:01:17
  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
    4.5
  • Sprache
    1.9

    Statistics

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

    Sentiment

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

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Johanna
    [Person]
George H. W. Bush
00:01:19
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00:02:05
  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
    4.5
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    10
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.27
  • Seconds
    45.4
  • Words Per Minute
    101.76

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • 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
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00:02:59
  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
    3.1
  • Sprache
    3.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    320
  • Sentences
    11
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4
  • Seconds
    53.5
  • Words Per Minute
    84.11

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.15
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01

    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
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00:03:34
  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
    2.7
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

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

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Abraham Lincoln's
    [Person]
  • Gerry Boyd
    [Person]
  • Lesley Stahl
    [Person]
George H. W. Bush
00:03:34
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00:04:13
  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
    3.1
  • Sprache
    2.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    297
  • Sentences
    11
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.31
  • Seconds
    38.4
  • Words Per Minute
    115.63

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Frank Lorenzo
    [Person]
  • a night
    [Time]
George H. W. Bush
00:04:14
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00:04:57
  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
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.3

    Statistics

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

    Sentiment

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

    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
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00:05:27
  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
    3.1
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Statistics

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

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • 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
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00:06:13
  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
    3.0
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    377
  • Sentences
    11
  • Words
    91
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    91
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.32
  • Seconds
    45.5
  • Words Per Minute
    120

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • USA Today
    [Organization]
  • Barbara
    [Person]
  • Helen Thomas
    [Person]
George H. W. Bush
00:06:13
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00:06:47
  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
    2.6
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    334
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    89
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    89
  • 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
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00:07:05
  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
    3.0
  • Sprache
    2.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    165
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    42
  • Syllables
    61
  • Words Per Sentence
    42
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.33
  • Seconds
    17.7
  • Words Per Minute
    142.37

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.17
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.14

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
George H. W. Bush
00:07:09
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00:07:17
  You need. You want to get with this? [Laughter] Should I sit down?

    Grade Level Score

  • Gunning Fog
    1.7
  • Coleman Liau
    6.3
  • SMOG
    3.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    1.4
  • Sprache
    1.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    1.4
  • Sprache
    1.3

    Statistics

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