As a sign how supernova this story has become, AOL, ABC News, Washington Post, and NY Times are running Google Adwords for “Mark Foley,” something they are not doing, for example, with “George Bush.”
AOL is second from top in the highest priced ad section.
ABC, Wapo, and NY Times are #2, 3, and 5 in the ads that appear in the right column.
It is, I believe, quite unusual for major media to buy Google Ads for a single story, something which demonstrates how much this story has grabbed the attention of the country. Some Brit blogs have wondered, why are the Yanks so focused on this when there’s wars going on? A good point, but FoleyGate isn’t just about sex, it’s about misuse of power, betrayal of trust, and I think will be looked back upon as when the neocons began to self-destruct.