It was the hot topic some weeks and months back, a joke since he was not a contender.

But now that Rick Santorum is on the verge of either a victory or great showing in Iowa, some journalists are just frothing with joy at the prospect of the English-speaking world collectively doing a Google search for “Santorum,” via Pwire:

Ryan Lizza is secretly rooting for this scenario: “Santorum wins Iowa and much of the English-speaking world Googles his name. Try it yourself, but please not at work or when children are in the room.”

Forget the English-speaking world.  I can think of a few other worlds where it could be, shall we say, interesting.

When an unintended search algorithm “issue” arose with regard to Michelle Obama, Google took steps to correct the problem.  Let’s see if it does so for “Santorum.”