Google has been delivering good, clean fun to computer users for years with pranks like the results from Googling the word "failure" (if you don't know, type in "failure" and then hit "I'm feeling lucky"). Now public interest groups are getting in on the action. Punch in the full name of your congressman or woman into Google and you can find out how they treated America's middle class in 2005 by checking the "ad" on the sidebar on the right of your screen. Based on the record of how they voted on bills that affect middle-class Americans, John Boehner earned an "F" and Henry Waxman an "A" in the Drum Major Institute's just-released Middle-Class Scorecard. To promote their scorecard, DMI bought 30 days' worth of Google ads so that every time a member of Congress gets Googled, his or her record on issues from health care to economic security gets outed, too.
| Tuesday, June 20, 2006 8:14 PM