Obama Inherits Google Bomb “Failure” Link From Bush
Former President George Bush left President Barack Obama a lot of things which have been dutifully chronicled by the old mainstream and new media. But one item has been overlooked: he inherited Bush’s “Google bomb” linking the Texan in searches with the word “failure.”
Along with an economic crisis and a host of national challenges, Obama inherited a link to an embarrassing Google term, as reported our friends at the Times Technology blog. Remember that prank the blogosphere pulled on Bush a few years ago that skyrocketed the former president’s White House profile page to the top spot for a Google search for “miserable failure?”
It turns out that if you do a search for “failure,” the top entry takes you to Obama’s White House House page.
And on Yahoo? Obama comes up second if you look after “miserable failure” — right after Bush.
Somewhere, Ralph Nader is smiling…