Obama / McCain Wordle

I downloaded the transcripts of all of Obama and McCain’s speeches from their respective official websites from March 25th, 2008 to the present and then put them each into Wordle. Wordle gives greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. I used 51 speeches by McCain and 61 by Obama. McCain’s […]

The Dilbert Economy

Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, wondered why someone wasn’t doing something that would give American voters useful and unbiased information about which candidate has the best plans for the economy. Then he realized that he was someone. He commissioned a survey of over 500 economists, drawn from members of the American Economic Association, a nonpolitical […]

SNL: Sarah Palin & Hillary Clinton

When John McCain met Sarah Palin for the first time, you have to wonder, did he think Hey, you remind me of someone. Here’s a little SNL clip from the weekend of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler doing Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. (Sorry Canadian and other international viewers, looks like this clip is for […]