mhansen - 5:10 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'm sure Google is looking for a location for a data center in Wisconsin as we speak.
Nail head... meet the hammer!
I think it's just a show to silence smaller people like us, and the BIG corporations who have been on the losing end of algo changes and manual interventions lately. (For the sake of disclosure, mayday hurt us, panda helped us)
I'm sure there is a beatty-eyed bean counter hiding in a back room somewhere within the beltway, that can extrapolate the exact amount of future lobbying and campaign funds that will be a direct result of this action, just as you or I can effectively calculate the number of pageviews it takes to maintain our businesses.
Google is deep in bed with the US Gov't...