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Santorum Google Searches Spike After He Speaks Out About His 'Google Problem'

02/16/2011 10:01 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Earlier today, we brought you word that would-be presidential candidate Rick Santorum had been sharing his feelings about his "Google problem" -- that is to say, his name has become strongly associated on Google with "the frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex."

Like the man said, it's a "problem." And talking about it basically made it worse, because at the end of the day, guess who's trending on Google?

Yes, that's why it's sometimes best to let sleeping dogs lie. But look, maybe it's best that this matter comes up now, everyone gets their pieces on it out of the way, burns it off, and moves on. It's a one-day trend that's over and done long before the campaign is enjoined. Anyone making cracks about it looks behind the curve. The signs point to a limited boomlet of attention, primarily focused in the elite dens of New York City and Washington, DC.

It's just a little unfortunate that somehow all of this has come to be described as "spicy."

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