February 4, 2005

Graphing Politics

Filed under: digital — mhoye @ 1:01 pm

Now this is awesome. And by awesome, I mean totally sweet.

Dare to compare, the number of times that two phrases appear in President Bush’s State Of The Union addresses. For example:

If this doesn’t rope Madhava and Anatole into some commenting, nothing will.


  1. It’ll goad me into commenting about how wonderful the visualization of that information is. My only suggestions for enhancement would be to have the summary listed at the top instead of the bottom.

    Comment by beltzner — February 4, 2005 @ 3:19 pm

  2. O.k., so I’ll bite. *Damn* that’s really cool. It would be out-of-this-world insane if you could click on one of the bars and it would actually take you to the line in the speech, but then, I’m pretty greedy.

    Also, the “historical reference” function seems to suggest that Abraham Lincoln didn’t mention Saddam Hussein. Odd. ;) Nor did he mention “freedom” or “responsibility.” That may be more genuinely odd. He does go on about both “good” and “evil”, however, while George Washington touches good but not evil (Bush has mentioned evil at least once ever since 9/11).

    Oh dear. Must … stop … parsing …

    Comment by Anatole — February 7, 2005 @ 12:59 am

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