Stephen Colbert wins Webby Person of the Year

May 6, 2008

Having already earned the title of “Greatest Living American”, it is only fitting that Stephen Colbert would also be named “Webby Person of the Year.”
Colbert became the “Greatest Living American” according to Google. His fans had “Google-bombed” him to the top. In other words, by posting comments all over the Web that contained his name and “Greatest Living American”, they made him the top result when anyone searched Google for the title. Also, Colbert’s use of the Internet, including questioning the accuracy of Wikipedia, getting 78 new members per minute added to his presidential candidacy Facebook page, and his ability to get fans to rack up donations online for DonorsChoose.org earned him the award.

The Webby Awards honor excellence on the Internet, including Web sites, online film and video, mobile Web sites and interactive advertising from around the world.

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Bush: The Worst President in American History

April 18, 2008

President Bush’s approval trend has taken a sharp downturn in recent weeks, to fall to a new low for the administration at 28.3%. This follows a lengthy period of stable approval at around 32-33%.

Recent polls from Gallup and AP/Ipsos put approval at 28%, a new low for the Gallup poll. Harris recently found approval at 26% while CBS News put approval at 28%. Pew similarly has approval at 28%, though the Diageo/Hotline result for registered voters (as opposed to adults in the other polls) has approval at 35%, the only recent poll over 30%.

While the President has taken a back seat to the primaries in recent months, his new approval slump reflects growing pessimism over the economy which has displaced the war in Iraq as the most important problem facing the country. Likewise the percent saying the nation is headed in the wrong direction has continued to grow in recent months, to a high of 81% in a recent CBS News poll.

– Charles Franklin / Cross posted at Political Arithmetik

** The thing that alarms me about this is that every time his approval has been announced to be the lowest ever or at least during his administration, some major catastrophy happens for him to gracefully come to the rescue of the citizens of the United States, ultimately raising his rating back to something he can argue is in his favor again.  Look at his approval rating before 9/11.