Thursday, February 03, 2005

A graphic worth 1,000 words

The neatest coverage of the State of the Union address was this graphic in the New York Times, which showed the extent to which certain words have been invoked through the Bush presidency.

Sorry the graphic is so hard to read, but this is the best you can do with Hello and Picasa2. You can see a bigger version at the multimedia sidebar at this link on the NYT site.

Social Security, freedom, taxes and terror (natch) were in this year, while compassion, balanced budget and weapons of mass destruction were mentioned either once or not at all.

Osama bin Laden was snubbed altogether and Saddam Hussein was downgraded to two lousy mentions from his previous major billings in 2003 and 2004. Sic semper tyrannis!


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