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    Should I be flattered?

    Should I be flattered?

    By this imitation without so much as a h/t?

    Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren joins list of politicians with a ‘Google problem’:

    Although it is not the most serious “Google problem” a political hopeful has seen this election season, Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren does have an unwanted association popping up on the search engine.

    Warren, a Harvard Law School professor challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown for his Senate seat in Massachusetts, saw her candidacy dogged by questions over her Native American ancestry for more than a month recently. And although the controversy has quieted down since she addressed the topic ahead of the state Democratic convention, the number one search engine in the world reflects what people were most frequently searching for.

    On Google’s homepage, when you type “Elizabeth Warren” into the search bar, the suggestions that follow are “Native American,” “for senate” and “Cherokee,” echos of several news cycles where Brown’s campaign and Native American critics charged that Warren used family tales of Native American ancestry for personal gain in her profession.

    It’s entirely possible the writer thunk it up on his own, and not in reaction to our post on Friday just after noon, Elizabeth Warren’s Google problem, which received tremendous attention including an Instalanche and HotAir Headline.

    We live in the age of coincidences.


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    raven | June 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    “And although the controversy has quieted down since she addressed the topic ahead of the state Democratic convention…”

    She “addressed” it? Really? When was that? When she refused to talk about it and doubled down with the lie? That must be what the Left considers “addressing” it.

    1. I wonder what a search of readers’ IP addresses would turn up. (No doubt the needed technology is available if cost is no object; I don’t know if it’s practical at LI.)

    2. Contact info for Masslive can be found here.

    BannedbytheGuardian | June 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Not sure – there is a thing called osmosis where people are thinking the same way -hard to pin down.

    I put stuff here that turns up later here & elsewhere. However I don’t believe I could be the only one thinking alike.

    For instance if I were Sarah Palin’s speechwriter I would have written exactly that speech. I am certain Allen West delivered his effective spoken imageryt of Obama’s royal demeanor & actions ( me = “A certain King George having a good laugh ‘) without reading my little bit of fun. I put the ref to Tim Stanley & Liz in the context that it IS getting out there in the wider anglosphere – but I think Prof reads widely also.

    However I do think LI is one site that is monitored by interseted observers & itsideas mined.

    BannedbytheGuardian | June 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    In short I think if the “remessager ‘ is above you then it is a compliment.

    I think of ideas as – L’attaque L’attaque Toujours l”attaque.but also as a Trojan Horse. If lower forces /opposition are reacting /using them then it is a victory.

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