7/05/2009

Independence Day v. Dependence Day

Thanks to Dinocrat (via Larwyn), we can read and compare the first Fourth of July speeches given by the last two Presidents.

I took the liberty of putting the two transcripts into Wordle, to see what might pop out.

So you tell me, which of the following word clouds actually looks like it's subject is 'Independence Day'?





Maybe some speechwriters have a different feel for what words people associate with Independence Day, but I have to tell you, word cloud #1 does not jump out at me. Word cloud #2 does.

I leave it up to you to figure out which speech was given in 2001 and which in 2009....