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Other Great Moments in Presidential Speeches.
posted by msacheson at 12:47 PM on January 3, 2007

See also.
posted by fatllama at 12:50 PM on January 3, 2007

Ooh, ooh, is tonight the new unvieling of the latest sure-to-work-wonderfully-against-an-inusgency strategy?
posted by wah at 12:55 PM on January 3, 2007

I have the plan. It is called Operation CYA-LATER!


Operation Thunderdome. 3(?) religious groups enter, 1 group leaves.
posted by a3matrix at 1:24 PM on January 3, 2007

God. . .and I thought that there was nothing to look forward to after the holidays.

Thank you.

(Actually, didn't Clinton improvise a couple of them?)
posted by Danf at 1:44 PM on January 3, 2007

The White House has already leaked a general outline of Bush's new plan for Iraq. Here's a diagram.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:51 PM on January 3, 2007 [1 favorite]

Anyone want to run some text analysis? The more interesting trends would probably be too thematic to turn up with simple word-counts, but I can still imagine some interesting changes over peace, war, and 'police action' times.
posted by anthill at 2:02 PM on January 3, 2007

All of the State of the Union Addresses were already in the external links of Wikipedia. What does the link posted here add that hasn't already been seen before?
posted by furtive at 2:04 PM on January 3, 2007

anhill, your wish is metafilter's command.
posted by furtive at 2:05 PM on January 3, 2007

Like junk food, these speeches should come with labels identifying their contents and nutritional value. Six hundred percent your daily recommended intake of jingoism.

They should also be required to attribute the actual speechwriters. Somehow I suspect that the first presidents did more of their own writing than the last dozen or so.

I blame television. Humbug.
posted by rokusan at 2:52 PM on January 3, 2007

This is frightening cool. Or, rather, it is frightening that I think this is cool.
posted by dios at 3:20 PM on January 3, 2007

Very interesting. I found the 1932 Herbert Hoover address really intriguing. I guess he was so ashamed that he just phoned it in, literally.
posted by rolypolyman at 3:27 PM on January 3, 2007

public speaking has really declined, even with speechwriters. Is there a demarcation between speechwritten ones and ones actually written by the president themselves?

And we're getting a rerun again this time, regarding energy independence
posted by amberglow at 4:44 PM on January 3, 2007

Where is the Address from 1989?
posted by Count Ziggurat at 6:38 PM on January 3, 2007

To answer my own question: here.
( Note that this speech is not officially listed as a State of the Union Address. Regardless, it was perceived as being a State of the Union Address by the press and the public at the time it was delivered and is commonly remembered as being a State of the Union Address.)
posted by Count Ziggurat at 6:40 PM on January 3, 2007

Wow, Thanks for the link. There is a wealth of information in there. Good one.
posted by BillsR100 at 6:51 PM on January 3, 2007

That's great, but how about a link to some treaties?
posted by Eideteker at 7:30 PM on January 3, 2007

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