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What's In a Word?

NYT has a cool graphic this morning showing the number of times speakers at the two conventions used particular words. As it turns out, GOP speakers invoked the name of God ("God") nearly twice as often Democratic ones, 43 to 22. But when it came to the tickets themselves, the invocations were tied: Biden and McCain, 8 each; Obama and Palin, 2. In other words, those candidates most identified with religion mentioned God least.

(Originally posted at Spiritual Politics.)

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Posted:September 5, 2008 at 5:43AM
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