I still don't understand it, but Senator Obama has widened his already huge lead over his phony rivals:
|Query String||Hit Count||Change Since|
|"Barack Obama" phony||929,000||+20,000|
|"Hillary Clinton" phony||653,000||-23,000|
|"Ron Paul" phony||525,000||-143,000|
|"John Edwards" phony||518,000||-98,000|
|"Mitt Romney" phony||426,000||-77,000|
|"John McCain" phony||414,000||-44,000|
|"Rudy Giuliani" phony||385,000||-19,000|
|"Fred Thompson" phony||358,000||-39,000|
|"Mike Huckabee" phony||211,000||-16,000|
|"Dennis Kucinich" phony||184,000||+1,000|
Obviously stung by his phony upsurge, the senator took to last evening's SNL to rebut the charge:
I quote: "I have nothing to hide. I enjoy being myself. I'm not gonna change who I am just because it's Halloween."
I'm sorry, Senator, but the Google doesn't lie!
Meanwhile, in the "Pot Calling the Kettle Black" department, it seems everyone pointed to this Edwards entry:
And it's true: nothing says "I'm a phony" more than not being able to maintain at least superficially consistent talking points throughout a period of a few minutes.
That's my first thought. Unfortunately for John Edwards, my second thought is: "It's pretty funny that this is coming from John Edwards." To quote Marty Kaplan at the Huffington Post:
In other words, … hm … well, I think it means some people shouldn't blog when drunk, lest they come off sounding like a cheap parody of Phil Donahue.