Santorum and “santorum” … the devil is in the Google analytics

Dan Savage is incredibly naughty and wonderful in the same breath.  Thanks to his creative and intrepid readers, the Savage definition of Santorum remains at the top of the Google search for Rick's name.  Rick's wikipedia entry is third. 

 

The Post-Gazette reported that Savage's readers have clicked away to put the santorum definition to the top of the search engine in light of Santorum's hope for a presidential bid.  Santorum's staffers tried to “do something” about it, but the Google does not lie.  So now there's the spin of Santorum being persecuted by homosexuals.

“The site’s completely gross. But I don’t think it’s a problem politically for Rick running for president. Quite the opposite,” he said. “If you’re Rick Santorum and you’re making an argument that there’s certain people that wish you ill, there’s exhibit No. 1. You say: ‘You want to see my battle scars? Google my name. You don’t think I’ve been in the trenches for years? I’ve got the scars to prove it.’”

Fortunately, Santorum's polling does not impress.  However, I keep giggling when I reread the sentence “I've been in the trenches for years” with regard to the frothy, fecal matter reference.  Ask me not why it makes me laugh, but I just get all sorts of amusing photos of the “man on dog” variety running through my head, minus the poor dog. 

Ah, Google, we bow before your mighty algorithims. 

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