Friday, May 22, 2009

Dueling Word Clouds (Obama v. Cheney)

Yesterday the President spoke and shortly afterwards the Ex-Vice President Cheney droned on and on and on... Their speeches supposedly addressed the same topic (National Security vis-a-vis Guantanamo). No surprises here, Obama supported his initial plan to close Guantanamo with clarity and reason, while the Big Dick (Cheney) threatened all the terrors that await the American people should the detention center at Guantanamo be closed. Here's where my world and the world of Washington DC collide, in the form of Word Clouds which clearly illustrate the difference between the perspectives of the President and the leader of the flailing opposition in the form of an unpopular former shadow president.

Check them out and if these pictures aren't worth the thousand words they display, then I am not a radical militant librarian:

Word Cloud of Obama's Speech (May 21, 2009)

Word Cloud of Cheney's Speech (May 21, 2009)

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