Wednesday, October 25, 2006

g-g-g-g-g-g-google bomb!

What is Google bombing? Well, it’s a way, in theory, anyway, to influence the kind of information people get when they go and use “the Google.” You see, Google ranks or orders what sites will come up when a word or phrase is googled by the number of links to that site—the more links, the closer to the top of the results page.

As I understand it, Republicans first used this tactic back in ’04, and steered some folks who were looking to learn more about Sen. John Kerry to faulty, fact-challenged web pages put up by Bush allies.

Turn about is fair play, I suppose, and revenge is served up extra tasty when you can post a set of links to websites that actually provide useful and fact-filled articles about Republicans running for state and national office across the country this November. (I’ve learned some interesting things about some of these races by, well, um, reading some of these links—imagine!)

Chris Bowers, of MyDD, has been kind enough to do all the hard work, collecting a series of links to these sites, and coding them out for lazy, time-starved insomniacs like me to post on our own blogs, thus multiplying the number of bombs in the arsenal.

You can find more about the Google Bomb project here, and find the code for your own ammo dump here.

And, with that, bombs away!

--AZ-Sen: Jon Kyl

--AZ-01: Rick Renzi

--AZ-05: J.D. Hayworth

--CA-04: John Doolittle

--CA-11: Richard Pombo

--CA-50: Brian Bilbray

--CO-04: Marilyn Musgrave

--CO-05: Doug Lamborn

--CO-07: Rick O'Donnell

--CT-04: Christopher Shays

--FL-13: Vernon Buchanan

--FL-16: Joe Negron

--FL-22: Clay Shaw

--ID-01: Bill Sali

--IL-06: Peter Roskam

--IL-10: Mark Kirk

--IL-14: Dennis Hastert

--IN-02: Chris Chocola

--IN-08: John Hostettler

--IA-01: Mike Whalen

--KS-02: Jim Ryun

--KY-03: Anne Northup

--KY-04: Geoff Davis

--MD-Sen: Michael Steele

--MN-01: Gil Gutknecht

--MN-06: Michele Bachmann

--MO-Sen: Jim Talent

--MT-Sen: Conrad Burns

--NV-03: Jon Porter

--NH-02: Charlie Bass

--NJ-07: Mike Ferguson

--NM-01: Heather Wilson

--NY-03: Peter King

--NY-20: John Sweeney

--NY-26: Tom Reynolds

--NY-29: Randy Kuhl

--NC-08: Robin Hayes

--NC-11: Charles Taylor

--OH-01: Steve Chabot

--OH-02: Jean Schmidt

--OH-15: Deborah Pryce

--OH-18: Joy Padgett

--PA-04: Melissa Hart

--PA-07: Curt Weldon

--PA-08: Mike Fitzpatrick

--PA-10: Don Sherwood

--RI-Sen: Lincoln Chafee

--TN-Sen: Bob Corker

--VA-Sen: George Allen

--VA-10: Frank Wolf

--WA-Sen: Mike McGavick

--WA-08: Dave Reichert


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