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salmon sandwiched

NPR: Right after President Barack Obama finished his State of the Union address, we asked our listeners to describe his speech in three words. We received responses from more than 4,000 of you. We’ve run them through a word cloud generator and this is what all of you said:

President Obama: “We live and do business in the Information Age, but the last major reorganization of the government happened in the age of black-and-white TV. There are 12 different agencies that deal with exports. There are at least five different agencies that deal with housing policy. Then there’s my favorite example: The Interior Department is in charge of salmon while they’re in fresh water, but the Commerce Department handles them when they’re in saltwater. (Laughter.) I hear it gets even more complicated once they’re smoked. (Laughter and applause.)”

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5 Responses to “salmon sandwiched”


  1. 1 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 26, 2011 at 8:32 am

    THE PRESIDENT’S SOTU WAS AMAZING…THE HIGH ROAD HE TRAVELS WITH HIS MESSAGE OF HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT IS AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL OF US TO FOLLOW. AS FOR THE REPUBLICAN RESPONSES…THEY LAID OUT THEIR OWN BLUEPRINTS LAST NIGHT…TWO MORE DECK CHAIRS WERE OCCUPIED ON THE TITANIC!…:)

  2. 2 Sonjia Duncan
    January 26, 2011 at 8:38 am

    The word cloud really was very positive but today the media is so negative. I turned on the tv to get the status on the snow closing and all that positivity was gone.

    I have to keep reminding myself that this country voted for GWBush twice.

  3. 3 Dorothy Rissman
    January 26, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Chipsticks, wow! 4,000 replies. Good on you.

    • January 26, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      Hiya Dortothy, I can’t claim those 4,000 replies at all, that was the number that responded to the NPR survey. When you see an underlined web link at the start of any post that’s where the story came from – you just click the link and it’ll take you to the site.

      Hey, I don’t need 4,000 responders when I have Dorothy! 😉

  4. 5 anar
    January 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I want this as postcard!


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