WHAT IS AMERICA MORE CURIOUS ABOUT: CLAY AIKEN OR THE $700 BILLION BAILOUT?
I ran a Google trends search for five terms: bailout, cheerleaders, pasta, Clay Aiken, and Star Wars.
I limited the results to searches conducted this month in the United States.
As you can see from the graph above, interest in "bailout" rose quite a bit in the last 48 hours.
However, the potential collapse of our capital markets is apparently not nearly as interesting as Clay Aiken or Star Wars.