A few days ago, Google's entertainment channel (?) at current.tv had an episode with a lightweight mocking (in both senses) of Lou Dobbs: current.tv/pods/google/GC03275 . This was contemporaneous with the David Leonhardt smear.
Today, Laszlo Bock, Google's "Vice President of People Operations" testified before Congress today expressing their wish for more H-1B visas, including a warm welcome from former immigration lawyer Rep. Zoe Lofgren. 
Related? Just part of the general Google "Zeitgeist"? Completely unrelated? Who knows, but even if there's no seepage of the business and editorial side of Google into the search side, it's always worth taking their search results with a grain of salt, especially since they (as well as Yahoo) tend to place Wikipedia entries near or at the top of search results for a wide variety of terms despite none of the entries at that site being trustworthy.
Miscellania · Wed, 06/06/2007 - 17:04 · Importance: 4