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

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  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    36.4

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/Humor
George W. Bush
00:00:00
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00:01:13
  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
    3.0
  • Sprache
    2.6

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  • Characters
    227
  • Sentences
    8
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    73
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.33
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    73.8
  • Words Per Minute
    43.9

    Sentiment

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

    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
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00:02:07
  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
    4.7
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Statistics

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

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • White House
    [Organization]
  • Gore
    [Person]
  • Oscar
    [Person]
  • the Nobel Peace Prize
    [Title]
George W. Bush
00:02:07
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00:05:24
  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
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

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

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • 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
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00:05:54
  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
    1.9
  • Sprache
    2.5

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  • Characters
    95
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    24
  • Syllables
    34
  • Words Per Sentence
    24
  • 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
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00:06:02
  [Video is shown]
George W. Bush
00:06:02
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00:08:28
  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
    4.6
  • Sprache
    3.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    295
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5
  • Seconds
    146.16
  • Words Per Minute
    26.27

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • News/Politics

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  • two
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  • Next year
    [Date]
  • Democratic
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Jenna
    [Person]
  • McCain
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
George W. Bush
00:08:28
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00:09:36
  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
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.8

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  • Characters
    217
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    73
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42
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    68.4
  • Words Per Minute
    43.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • 2005
    [Date]
  • 2006
    [Date]
  • Clinton
    [Person]
  • Obama
    [Person]
Note
00:09:36
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00:09:38
  [Video is shown]
George W. Bush
00:09:38
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00:12:00
  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
    4.1
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

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

    Sentiment

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

    Topics

  • 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
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00:12:37
  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
    3.6
  • Sprache
    2.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    178
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    41
  • Syllables
    56
  • Words Per Sentence
    41
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.37
  • Seconds
    36.4
  • Words Per Minute
    67.58

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Dick
    [Person]
Note
00:12:37
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00:12:38
  [Video is shown]
George W. Bush
00:12:38
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00:16:20
  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
    4.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    498
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    119
  • Syllables
    176
  • Words Per Sentence
    119
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4
  • Seconds
    221.72
  • Words Per Minute
    32.2

    Topics

  • 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
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00:16:20
  [President Bush conducts the United States Marine Band, Applause]