The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, June 28, 2005

By the numbers (not the official results)

This is just the first look at how Fearless Leader's speech stacks up against my predictions. Don't worry, you'll all get your money.

References to “September 11″: 5

References to “weapons of mass destruction”: 0

References to “freedom”: 21

References to “exit strategy”: 0

References to “Saddam Hussein”: 2

References to “Osama Bin Laden”: 2

References to “a mistake”: 1 (setting a timetable for withdrawal)

References to “mission”: 11

References to “mission accomplished”: 0

Near as I can figure, you all owe me a thousand dollars. If the number of simpering laughs winds up being less than twelve, consider your money refunded....

Oh, and it's looking as though those who were lucky enough to put their money on 'liberty' are the big winners. Unlike those poor dopes who didn't anticipate massive repitition of the word 'freedom.' (Twenty-one references?!? I'm rich!) Allow me to wait until the official word count rolls in until I start sending out the 'liberty checks.'