Wow! Over the past four days, most of our candidates have had six-figure increases in their phony hits. I don't know if these levels of phoniness can be sustained—we've had disappointing decreases in the past—but …
|Query String||Hit Count||Change Since|
|"Hillary Clinton" phony||861,000||+392,000|
|"John Edwards" phony||569,000||+214,000|
|"Barack Obama" phony||523,000||+216,000|
|"John McCain" phony||503,000||+184,000|
|"Fred Thompson" phony||486,000||+227,000|
|"Ron Paul" phony||432,000||+163,000|
|"Mitt Romney" phony||391,000||+136,000|
|"Rudy Giuliani" phony||377,000||+135,000|
|"Dennis Kucinich" phony||204,000||+78,000|
|"Dave Burge" phony||74||+12|
My guess is that a lot of this increase is due to the phony outrage over Rush Limbaugh's "phony soldiers" remark.
Hence, Hillary continues to pull away from the pack, not least because of her association with "Media Matters for America", well known among connoisseurs of phoniness. This post from the "Hillary Project", for example, comes up tops in the Google's news hits for the senator.
The best my personal phony favorite, John Edwards, can do is (for example) this article from the Washington Times where his wife weighs in on the Limbaugh phony controversy. Really, Senator: you're going to have to do better than this. Stop relying on the Mrs. for your phoniness; I know you have it in you!