A couple days ago my sitemeter started becoming saturated with hits from searches like Mitt Romney flip-flop, flip-flop Mitt Romney, and "flip flop" "mitt romney". I'm now #11 on the first one, but I was at #2 when I checked a couple days ago. My daily visits went up from in the 500s to in the 800s, with daily hits going from the 800s to the 1200s. I think I've discovered at least part of the explanation: Doonesbury. Unfortunately, I've been replaced by misinformation for the most part, but it was nice that my correction of this mindless repetition of an outright lie could be so high in Google's ratings at a time when that search was getting so much action.
Interestingly, I'm also at the #2 Google spot for googlanche.