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Olmert ‘Google-bombed’ as ‘miserable failure’

/ Source: Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has taken another hit, this time on the Google search engine, where entering the words “miserable failure” in Hebrew will bring up his official biography.

Olmert’s popularity rating has plummeted to some 14 percent following an inconclusive war in Lebanon and a string of corruption scandals, less than a year after his centrist Kadima party won a parliamentary election.

Like President Bush several years ago, Olmert has been “Google-bombed,” which occurs when a large number of Internet users link to a Web site from their own domains and label the links with certain words.

Entering the words “miserable failure” in Google in English brings up Bush’s biography on the White House Web site.

Olmert is being investigated for alleged corruption involving some of his past business deals.

The Justice Ministry said on Tuesday it would examine his role for suspected cronyism regarding the privatization of an Israeli bank.