What happens when Google Adsense gets political

I was looking through Slashdot’s polls yesterday, and noticed their politically-charged poll “How many homes do you own?”, ostensibly regarding McCain’s recent difficulty remembering the answer to that very question. As funny as that is, the leaderboard advertisement that (presumably) Google decided to run was even funnier: a message from John McCain 2008.

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I’m pretty doubtful that John McCain’s campaign has selectively targeted pages where users are being polled about how many houses they own. It’s probably more likely that he’s targeting Slashdot as a whole, or polls in general. Either way, I think Google has (completely by accident) made a point it probably wasn’t trying to. :)