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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Word-Clouding Obama's Speech: Who Wins?

Posted By on 01.26.11 at 12:21 PM

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Writer, editor, and Jezebel founder Anna Holmes fed the text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech into a word cloud generator and came up with this result, which shows which words Obama used the most:

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Looks like a lot of PEOPLE are going to get some NEW AMERICAN GOVERNMENT JOBS. That's exciting! But what about the "children"? They are very, very small "children," as are their "teachers" and the "schools" where they spend their days. And the "troops"? A bit more prominent than "Brandon," but not by much. By the way, "Brandon" refers to "Brandon Fisher," the Pennsylvania business owner whose company designed the drilling equipment used to save the Chilean miners. The president referred to "Brandon" five times, and "troops" six times. (Well, those miners were pretty captivating.)

Comparing this year's speech to last year's, you'll notice that Obama's priorities haven't changed much—though he did discuss "families" more:

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He also talked about "values" in 2010, but not at all during last night's speech. What could this mean? Republicans, got any ideas?

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