When Palin announced several months ago she was writing a book, I saw this tweet on twitter and saved it in case it might be of value at a later date.
DOD experimenting with an audio version of Palin reading her book as a replacement for water boarding. #torture
And that's one of the nicer ones. One either "loves to hate her" or "loves to love her." There just ain't much middle ground when it comes to Sarah. But this tweet prompted me to do a little research, and the results were surprising. I googled the words "Sarah Palin" and here are the results:
Nov. 17, one day before her book came out: 5,780,000
Nov. 19, one day after her book came out: 7,570,000
To put this in perspective, I also googled several other "strong political oriented women" and here are the results:
7,080,000 Hillary Clinton
1,360,000 Nancy Pelosi (a day in infamy)
1,580,000 Babs Boxer (eat your heart out, Brockway)
999,000 Michele Bachmann (#2 on the Lib hit list)
463,000 Dianne Feinstein
726,000 Indira Gandhi
520,000 Benazir Bhutto
974,000 Golda Meir
650,000 Margaret Thatcher
And to be fair, I also googled some other women, not in the political arena to see how they compared:
349,000 Marion Sandler (greedy)
3,510,000 Carly Fiorini, but now in the political arena
6,500,000 Marilyn Monroe
21,900,000 Elizabeth Taylor
149,000 Janeane Garofalo (another day in infamy)
4,440,000 Jennifer Aniston
11,400,000 Angelina Jolie
No Category, except maybe notoriety?
20,100,000 Paris Hilton
But then I saw this tweet, and I realized I left an important one out of the mix:
I wish Carrie Prejean would run for governor of Alaska and Sarah Palin would make a sex tape. #freakyfriday#GOPvalues
And the google hits shocker is:
12,000,000 Carrie Prejean
This result shot the heck out of my research and where I intended to go with this diary. More hits than Palin, HRC or any of the other political women. Only Elizabeth Taylor and Paris Hilton had higher hits on google. So here we are all yapping about Sarah Palin and Carrie is getting most of the "attention." So what does this tell us? I'm not sure. But it was fun.
Gonna leave you guys with one last tweet, this one again in reference to Palin's book:
@LadyImpactOhio Palin should be the first one to read it. I would love to hear her do an interview about it, and explain her "process."
BTW: Could not find any other person with more google hits than George Washington, 60,000,00
If anyone can find anyone higher, I would be interested in knowing. But I did find this:
16,900,000 Barack Obama
So with less than a year in office, a good chance he's gonna way surpass our beloved George Washington.