Archive for August, 2009
I caught up with Kay Bailey-Hutchison in the Senate hallway. She’s the Texas Senator running a primary challenge against Republican Texas Governor, Rick Perry. A few weeks ago, a Texas newspaper – The Austin American-Statesman discovered that KBH’s campaign website had embedded some pretty interesting search terms in its meta-data.
Most commercial and campaign websites include an invisible list of search terms in the code used to display the page. Used responsibly, the terms are useful to search engines because they help narrow and focus results. Used another way, you end up with results like these.
Anyway, KBH’s website embedded the term “rick perry gay.”
The campaign claimed it was all a big mistake caused by a computer glitch. I thought it would be interesting to ask the Senator if the “issue” will be revisited.