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Wednesday, January 21, 2004  

State of the Union by the Numbers

Length in words: 5,206

Percent of the speech devoted to Iraq and terror: 42%
- health care: 10%
- economy: 8%
- faith-based initiatives: 5%
- jobs: 5%
- gay marriage: 4%
- steroid use by professional athletes: 2%

Times the President used the word "terror" (terrorist, terrorism): 20
- "Iraq" (Iraqi, Iraqis): 24
- "Saddam" (Saddam Hussein, Hussein): 5
- "Afghanistan" (Afghan): 6
- "Osama bin Laden": 0
- "kill" (killing, killers, killed): 11
- "God" ("Greater power"): 3
- "gay": 0

Number of times the President used threatening language: 13*

*Examples: "And it is tempting to believe that the danger is behind us. That hope is understandable, comforting -- and false."

"Some want to undermine the No Child Left Behind Act by weakening standards and accountability."

"Unless you act, millions of families will be charged $300 more in federal taxes for every child.... For the sake of job growth, the tax cuts you passed should be permanent. "

Source: official transcript.

posted by Jeff | 8:43 AM |
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