No Wonder He Calles It “The Google”

by | Nov 5, 2006

President Bush called Google, “The Google” recently. Which goes nicely with his earlier blunder, “the Internets.”

Jim Hopkins at USA Today’s blog, Small Business Connections, may have found the source of Bush’s speech impediments.

Young tech companies are among the fastest growers and biggest producers of new wealth — a potent source of campaign money for Tuesday’s congressional elections. Ditto for the 2008 presidential race.

That’s why it’s noteworthy that Google’s employees and its political action committee continue to be among the most loyal donors to Democrats within the tech industry, new federal campaign data show.

In the current campaign cycle, 98% of the $176,323 given by Google to federal candidates and causes has gone to Democrats, says this chart at the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, which is well above the 50/50 split for the technology industry as a whole.

The chart shows Dell to be the most Republican-frendly firm in the tech sector, though Oracle is not far behind.