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The [Lack of] ... I's Have It - Clinton v. Bush and the Personal Pronoun
Clinton Speech, Bush Speech ^ | November 12, 2001 | William Jefferson Scumbag Ex-President, President George W. Bush

Posted on 11/12/2001 2:00:37 AM PST by GretchenEE

The recent speeches made by Clinton and Bush have been dissected on FR, but the angle of the personal pronoun use emerged as a distinct issue in revealing what these two men are about.

Source URL for Clinton's November 7 speech is Clinton Speech at Georgetown U, November 7, 2001;
Source URL for Bush Speech is: Bush Address to United Nations, November 10, 2001

How many times does a man have to say "I" to become a big man? Conversely, how many times can he avoid saying "I" and show he is already a bigger man than the narcissistic megalomaniacs in his midst?

The two recent speeches by Ex-president Scumbag Clinton and the honorable President George W. Bush define the issue numerically and rather graphically. What we always knew about Ex-president Scumbag Clinton is now provable by a mere word count.

While (gackingly) reading my way through Clinton's address to himself, in which he allowed the students and faculty at his alma mater, Georgetown U, to listen in, I was smacked in the face by how many times blubba used the word "I" in just the first paragraph. I did a word count and was aghast.

I decided to compare blubba's use of personal pronouns to Bush's. Here are the results.

CLINTON SPEECH, NOVEMBER 7, 2001 AT GEORGETOWN
Total word count: 7,375
(what a gasbag!) (I didn't have to locate and subtract any use of the word "Applause")
Number of times Clinton used the following personal pronouns
I =.., 91
me = 10
my = 15

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BUSH SPEECH TO UNITED NATIONS, NOVEMBER 10, 2001
Total word count: 2,979 minus 35 uses of the word "Applause" =
2,944

Number of times Bush used the following personal pronouns
I =.. 12
me = 3
my = 4

Now, one must take into consideration the disparity in total word count in order to make a fair comparison. Ex-president Scumbag's speech had two and a half times more words than President Bush's, so here are the numbers in Bush's speech times two and a half:

Multiplying Bush's total words by 2.5 = 7,360 (close enough for me):

I = 12 x 2.5 = 30 compared with blubba's 91
me = 3 x 2.5 = 7.5 compared with blubba's 10
my = 4 x 2.5 = 10 compared with blubba's 15


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So we can easily conclude that Ex-president Scumbag Clinton is three times more concerned with "I" than is President Bush.

But something tells me that's not the half of it.

1 posted on 11/12/2001 2:00:37 AM PST by GretchenEE
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To: GretchenEE
What a great observation! LOL!
2 posted on 11/12/2001 2:03:13 AM PST by Cold Heat
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; Howlin; Miss Marple; lawgirl; ohioWfan; mtngrl@vrwc; LeeMcCoy
fyi - the whole enchilada report
3 posted on 11/12/2001 2:04:33 AM PST by GretchenEE
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To: GretchenEE
Excellent analysis. Insightful, but not surprising.
4 posted on 11/12/2001 2:06:45 AM PST by FReethesheeples
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To: JohnHuang2; Brad's Gramma; mombonn; Wait4Truth; homeschool mama; PhiKapMom; Republic...
fyi
5 posted on 11/12/2001 2:11:22 AM PST by GretchenEE
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To: GretchenEE
Thanks for the ping, friend
6 posted on 11/12/2001 2:12:03 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: GretchenEE
Excellent use of numerical values, presented in a fair context, in which you even weighted the pronouns in President Bush's speech to make the comparison fair.

I am also impressed at the disparity in word counts of the speeches. President Bush, speaking to the assembled nations of the world, uses far fewer words that X42, speaking to some students at Georgetown.

Clinton likes to talk, and that is also demonstrated by your study. Of course, just because you LIKE to talk doesn't mean you are good at it. (I like to sing, but you will notice I am not performing at the Met.)

7 posted on 11/12/2001 2:14:23 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: GretchenEE
Anticipated titles of Bill's and Hill's new books:

It's
All
About
ME!

8 posted on 11/12/2001 2:32:29 AM PST by RightRules
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To: GretchenEE
Thank you. You have proven what we all suspected, clinton's favorite subject is clinton.

One can only imagine (and shudder at the thought of) what his book will be like.

9 posted on 11/12/2001 2:35:43 AM PST by kattracks
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To: GretchenEE
All thru' the day, I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.
All thru' the night, I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.
Now they're frightened of leaving it
Ev'ryone's weaving it,
Coming on strong all the time,
All thru' the day I me mine.

I-I-me-me mine,
I-I-me-me mine,
I-I-me-me mine,
I-I-me-me mine.

All I can hear, I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.
Even those tears, I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.
No-one's frightened of playing it
Ev'ryone's saying it,
Flowing more freely than wine,
All thru' the day I me mine.

I-I-me-me mine,
I-I-me-me mine,
I-I-me-me mine,
I-I-me-me mine.

All I can hear, I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.
Even those tears, I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.
No-one's frightened of playing it
Ev'ryone's saying it,
Flowing more freely than wine,
All thru' your life I me mine.


10 posted on 11/12/2001 2:50:26 AM PST by Hugh Akston
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To: GretchenEE
. . . . . . . . Total -- I -- me - my
Clinton -- 7,375 - 91 - 10 - 15
Bush . . . . 2,944 - 12 -- 3 -- 4

Difference 4,431 - 79 - 7 - 11

Clearly, the difference between the word count of the Clinton speech and that of the Bush speech is half again the size of the Bush speech itself. And that difference includes more than six times the "I" and twice the "me" and "my" count of the Bush speech. A total of 97 additional self-references, above that of the Bush speech's 19--five times as many as the Bush speech itself.

Nice work!

11 posted on 11/12/2001 2:57:54 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion
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To: GretchenEE
THE CULPABILITY OF WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON
12 posted on 11/12/2001 2:58:24 AM PST by Shenandoah
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To: GretchenEE
LOL! Excellent work, Gretchen! Very keen :)
13 posted on 11/12/2001 3:02:43 AM PST by Lizzy W
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To: Miss Marple
It's all about "ME" and his vile, disgusting wife, "Mini-Me" (althought there is NOTHING mini about that thing for sure!)
14 posted on 11/12/2001 3:04:44 AM PST by Neets
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To: GretchenEE
CLINTON SPEECH, NOVEMBER 7, 2001 AT GEORGETOWN
Total word count: 7,375
(what a gasbag!)

LOL! Thanks for the ping, Gretchen!

15 posted on 11/12/2001 3:04:53 AM PST by LeeMcCoy
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To: Miss Marple
I am also impressed at the disparity in word counts of the speeches. President Bush, speaking to the assembled nations of the world, uses far fewer words that X42, speaking to some students at Georgetown.

I could hardly believe how billyjeff went on and on, about nothing except me my I my administraiton how hard I worked to save the Everglades I I I I I I, and how Bush took his time to use far fewer words that were full of meaning and substance. And he didn't even slur his words, a la Bill Clinton.

Someone mentioned on Howlin's post of blubba's bleary-eyed exercise in self-absorptive remembrance at Georgetown that the lack of quality in this speech showed how much clinton was propped up by speechwriters while in office. We're getting a deeper peek into that black, befouled heart that Monica saw and it's becoming easier to understand how he could relate to someone so many decades younger than he!

16 posted on 11/12/2001 3:08:18 AM PST by GretchenEE
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To: OneidaM
How about mega-me?
17 posted on 11/12/2001 3:14:14 AM PST by AntiKev
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To: GretchenEE
Good evaluation of the speeches - thanks for posting! I have to admit that (for the first time) I dreamt of GWB and Clinton last night. Clinton was accompanying GWB on Bush's first train trip to Washington as president. GWB was solemn and presidential. In comparison, even though he was now ex-president, Clinton couldn't stand losing the spotlight. At one whistle stop, Clinton even made a ridiculous show of turning cartwheels to please the crowd. That's about the only thing he hasn't done in real life -- I wouldn't be surprised at anything he does to get attention!
18 posted on 11/12/2001 3:18:47 AM PST by Moonmad27
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To: GretchenEE
Great sloothwork. You prove to the world that Clinton is all about himself. I also think that the sharp contrast in the content of the two speeches is also revealing.

While Clinton blamed the Septmber 11 atrocities on the sins of pre-civil war America, George W Bush delivered an speech which was inspiring, yet didn't pull any punches.

Clinton made/makes me ashamed to be an American sometimes, because the citizens of many countries think that all Americans have the moral deficit of that scumbag.

George Bush makes me proud to be an American, because he reflects all that is good about this great nation.

19 posted on 11/12/2001 3:23:36 AM PST by cake_crumb
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To: GretchenEE
You must also factor in the context in which the word 'I' is used. In almost every case with Dubya, the word 'I' is followed by "am honored to be here with...", "am humbled by..", "take great pleasure in ...", "ask for your prayers...", "want to thank..." etc. It is never about himself in a gloating, self-promotion, or bragging way.
20 posted on 11/12/2001 3:28:12 AM PST by connectthedots
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To: cake_crumb
Clinton made/makes me ashamed to be an American sometimes, because the citizens of many countries think that all Americans have the moral deficit of that scumbag.

I know how you feel because I have felt the same way. It is wonderful to have such a mantle of integrity and clean-hearted leadership on W, and know that the world is revising its "take" on us now. Just look at the outpouring of emotion when hundreds of thousands of citizens of other nations mourned with us after the terrorists' attacks.

WorldNetDaily's Geoff Metcalf presents another Clinton skewering of that awful speech Here.

21 posted on 11/12/2001 3:35:46 AM PST by GretchenEE
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To: connectthedots
Dear Mr. Dot,

(I've been wanting to say that for ages! Hehehe)

Your post at #20 makes an excellent point and one that needs to become ingrained in the hearts and minds of liberals.

Blubba can't help it that he had rotten parents who marred his soul, and W can't help it that he had good, loving, caring parents. But clinton sure didn't do much to fix his own house before he came into DC and fixed our house but good.

22 posted on 11/12/2001 3:37:57 AM PST by GretchenEE
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To: GretchenEE
BUMP...GREAT POST!
23 posted on 11/12/2001 3:44:38 AM PST by I got the rope
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To: GretchenEE
Thanks. Just finished reading it. It's a great post.
24 posted on 11/12/2001 3:45:47 AM PST by cake_crumb
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To: GretchenEE
Very interesting! Thanks for the flag.
25 posted on 11/12/2001 3:45:49 AM PST by summer
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To: GretchenEE
Good work. I guess this just shows the difference between the media celebrity and a statesman.
26 posted on 11/12/2001 3:56:47 AM PST by Ditto
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To: GretchenEE
In his defense...........[STOP yelling!] you have to remember that he had just been "Freeped" by the D.C. Chapter and had heard the "Cops Cheer" from less than 75 feet away a little earlier that evening.

Regards,

27 posted on 11/12/2001 3:57:47 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine
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To: Jimmy Valentine
I'm not much of a yell-er, but I must say, you did raise my eyebrows for a few seconds. LOL I was awfully glad the Big Creep got FReeped.
28 posted on 11/12/2001 4:01:44 AM PST by GretchenEE
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To: GretchenEE
Check the D.C. Chapter's postings on this. Also the Freep of Hillary's fundraiser.

Awesome! Clinton was furious that anyone could get that close...and especially the "Cops Cheer!" Oh my!

Regards,

29 posted on 11/12/2001 4:22:39 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine
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To: Jimmy Valentine
I did catch the awesome report on the hillary FReep and the report on the ugly clinton "You FReeped me" stare, etc. Soooo cool. You just know he hates how close his political opponents can get to him now, especially since he can't order them sent to the local slammer to be investigated for telling him what they think of him.
30 posted on 11/12/2001 4:29:52 AM PST by GretchenEE
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To: GretchenEE
AMAZING!!!!!!! WOW!!! This is insighful, speaks VOLUMES!

Please send this to Rush...I think he would be happy to report this unique and revealing use of the word 'I'.

I don't expect that idiot, billy klinton, has any trouble understanding the meaning of the word 'I', even tho he has struggled so with the word 'is'. I guess the smaller words are easier for him to grasp.

31 posted on 11/12/2001 4:43:21 AM PST by Republic
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Ladies and gentlemen,

Living my life of luxury (that means I have two computers on which I store data) has enabled me to make a really stupid mistake. I was on one computer when I did the word counts and another when I posted the info.

The word count for Bush's speech is accurate but I quoted the wrong speech! The numbers above are for his speech in Atlanta on November 8, URL here: Bush Speaks in Atlanta on Homeland Security

The personal references in Bush's speech to the UN on November 7 are much lower than quoted above.

Total word count for UN speech: 2,474
Uses of following words:

I = 3
me = 0
my = 6

I apologize to President Bush for misrepresenting his actions!

32 posted on 11/12/2001 4:49:56 AM PST by GretchenEE
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To: GretchenEE
Thank you for doing this, Gretchen! I know how much pain it must have caused you to get through that entire speech! Not only was it totally self-absorbed, but it was nearly incoherent, and very poorly written. (I only made it through a few paragraphs before becoming physically ill............I tried, I really did!).

When President Bush was interviewed right after the attack, he was asked how it was affecting him, and his words were something like "It's not about me," or "I'm not thinking about myself."
That's what's inside this man. It's not about him. It's about his country, and his calling to serve his God, this nation, and its people.

btw, I love the reference to the interruptions for applause! Even the most loyal subjects couldn't find much to clap for in that horrific speech!

33 posted on 11/12/2001 4:55:55 AM PST by ohioWfan
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; Howlin; Miss Marple; lawgirl; ohioWfan; mtngrl@vrwc; LeeMcCoy; JohnHuang2...
PLEASE see an even more correct analysis (red face here) at this post: Post 32
34 posted on 11/12/2001 4:56:00 AM PST by GretchenEE
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To: GretchenEE
I believe X42's political memoirs will be titled something like The Three Humblest Men in Politics and What I Taught the Other Two.
35 posted on 11/12/2001 4:56:21 AM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: GretchenEE
That makes the point even clearer, doesn't it?
36 posted on 11/12/2001 4:59:01 AM PST by ohioWfan
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To: GretchenEE
Difference between warped toad and adult...

Clinton at Georgetown: We wuz askin fer it

President Bush in Atlanta: Let's Roll.

37 posted on 11/12/2001 5:00:15 AM PST by harrowup
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.

Bush addressed the UN on November 10, rather than November 7 as incoherently typed in post #32. I did check the word counts twice, got the same answers, so you can believe the numbers, just not how I indexed them the first time.

38 posted on 11/12/2001 5:00:58 AM PST by GretchenEE
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To: GretchenEE
Awesome.BTTT
39 posted on 11/12/2001 5:03:42 AM PST by I got the rope
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To: GretchenEE
I love you, Gretch. You're like a dog with a bone when you get going!
40 posted on 11/12/2001 5:07:08 AM PST by Howlin
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To: harrowup
"Clinton at Georgetown: We wuz askin fer it"

"President Bush in Atlanta: Let's Roll." or

"They are asking for it, and, they are going to get it!!!

41 posted on 11/12/2001 5:19:28 AM PST by d14truth
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To: Howlin; Republic
Thank you, Howlin. You're a dear. Math stopped being my best subject when I graduated from the third grade and we got into long division (don't even ask how geometry went), and here I did the numbers right but copied them down from the wrong speech.

Republic, I did send a short (and corrected!) version to Rush, with the link to this thread. Hope the Email title catches his eye.

42 posted on 11/12/2001 5:20:48 AM PST by GretchenEE
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To: GretchenEE
Well done... very well done. However, since the Slickster is "officially" out of office, we have the Hildabeast to deal with.

Would you care to compare and contrast Senator Clintoon to Laura Bush? I'll bet the numbers are even more striking.

Regards

43 posted on 11/12/2001 5:29:07 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: kattracks
One can only imagine (and shudder at the thought of) what his book will be like.

If, and it's highly unlikely, I decide to look inside his book of lies and arrogant mouthings, at the first indication of his usual spinning of the truth I will immediately lay it aside and never open it again.

If I cannot get one as a loaner(library, etc;)I will not be guilty of contributing to his plunder by paying good money to buy one.

The lying, raping, ChiCom Pimp and his lying, arrogant wife are parasites sucking a living off this nation.

44 posted on 11/12/2001 5:55:00 AM PST by VOYAGER
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To: VOYAGER; kattracks; GretchenEE
V, tell us what you REALLY think.

IF you ever check the book out from the library, take a yellow highlighter to all the "I", "me", "my", and "mine". Might also to the "our", "ours", "we", and "us".

Maybe the second edition will have that feature from the publisher...

45 posted on 11/12/2001 6:26:21 AM PST by packrat01
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To: GretchenEE
Great post. Thanks for the ping. I hope Rush goes through it on the air. It is a very telling analysis of the difference between the two men. Of course, side by side photos do too!! How about that CNN headline: THE RIGHT MAN WON!!! Well, duh....
46 posted on 11/12/2001 7:02:42 AM PST by Wphile
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To: GretchenEE
Thanks for sharing the results of all of your hard work with us. Listening to x42's speech for us - what a dedicated FReeper you are!

To x42, the world revolves around his life. If he ever grows up, I wonder if he will feel foolish when he looks back on his actions as president. Bet not!

47 posted on 11/12/2001 7:31:54 AM PST by mtngrl@vrwc
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To: GretchenEE
WOO HOO, Gretchen, good job! This is the perfect "bottom line" post to send to the press. Once they read your insightful analysis, they will never again be able to listen to a Clinton speech without silently counting the "I" words themselves, grimacing and gnashing their teeth at the truth. (^:
48 posted on 11/12/2001 9:23:10 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: GretchenEE
As he has looked at the world and events for 50 some odd years while contemplating his navel, what can we expect? He's little more than nothing, he's only I,me,my mouth. He and his lard broad wife wouldn't even make good compost. (I'm starting more new compost at this time):))), gotta clean out the barn, and I've got leaves all over the place.
49 posted on 11/12/2001 9:25:53 AM PST by tillacum
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To: GretchenEE
Good reseach job. Thanks for the ping and for sharing it with us!
50 posted on 11/12/2001 9:28:48 AM PST by WomanofStandard
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