Look like whatever algorithm that was implemented to prevent Google bombing, as expected due to the nature of search, isnt working worth a crap! :-)
It shouldnt work...yeah protecting themselves against maniplulation is neccesary but Google bombing, in my opinion is part of the beauty of search.
The people casted a vote and how the people feel is reflected through various Google bombs...whether it is Bush, Colbert or Michael Moore...the people voted and the results are/were there.
The Colbert Bomb brings up an issue however...obviously whatever was implemented does not work...nor should it. Google Bombs are often times created by the community based on the understanding of how search works...what is wrong with that.
If someone thinks ole' George is "complete failure" then fine who cares...There were just as many people (almost) that believed Michael Moore was a failure to bomb his name as well.
Now the Colbert Bomb really brings up a topic I think Steven Colbert would find interesting....
Did Google even deploy any algorithm at all or was this manual removal of known Google Bombs to appease those that did not approve?
Furthermore like the title says "Long Live the Search Bomb"....keyword "Search" because just becuase it looks like Google removed the famous bombs doesnt mean that every other search engine doesnt reflect how the people really feel.
Anyway, thought it was kinda funny...