Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Thursday, August 07, 2003
The People's Favorite
While I've written quite a lot about the better-known candidates and prospective candidates on the recall ballot, from the evidence of my hit counter, nobody is very interested. Googlers just want to read about Georgy.
Arianna, Arnold, Cruz, Darrell, Dick, and Dianne have generated about half a dozen search engine hits between them. Gubernatorial hotty Georgy is now the top political figure on my reference list and 3rd overall, having passed Valerie Plame and Ollie North, and trailing only Firefly hotty Morena Baccarin and beefcake hotty Joe Millionaire. This although I'm a modest #16 on the Google page rankings for "Georgy Russell".
Most hits have been directly on the name, but several added the word 'thong' and a few have cut directly to the ambition which, let's face it, underlies most of the media/web interest in Georgy's campaign and is, presumably, about as likely for most of my searchers as the prospect of Georgy actually moving into the Governor's mansion. So far, zero hits on "Georgy Russell education reform" or "Georgy Russell environmental policy", although if you check the site linked above, she does indeed have some things to say on these topics.
I'm not alone in noticing this phenomenon. One right-leaning blogger got so many hits after posting one brief article that he decided to give the people what they wanted and is now Georgy blogging exclusively at "Georgy Watch".