— After writing a $13 million check to her campaign last week, the amount California GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has spent to buy the governor’s office so far. The Whitman campaign spends more in a day than the campaign of her opponent, Democrat Jerry Brown, has spent in total, to date.
— Gov. Charlie Crist’s job approval rating, an all-time low for him, and the lowest posted by a Florida governor in 16 years. It’s the first time Crist’s job performance has dropped below 50 percent.
– Number of Americans who incorrectly believe TARP was signed into law by Pres. Obama, as opposed to just 34 percent who remember that the law was signed by George Bush in early October 2008.
— The share of Americans who say that the Congress is either below average or one of the worst ever — the highest percentage in the history of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
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— The number of Republican primary candidate endorsements by Sarah Palin, by gender. Despite her “Mama Grizzlies” tour, Palin has endorsed more men and has publicly declined to endorse two Republican women — Lisa Murkowski and Jane Norton.
— The amount the U.S. Census Bureau will be returning to the federal budget. The agency needed less funding than anticipated since 72 percent of Americans returned the Census form with no follow-up required.
Pensito Review celebrated its fifth anniversary on January 28. Thanks to all our readers.
According to Webalyzer, the web traffic software provided by our hosting service, Pensito Review has had 504,807 readers (translated to Geek: “unique visitors”) since Sept. 1, 2005.
Another number that blows us away is that Webalyzer has recorded 849,659 “page views” over the same period. We’re told this number represents readers who venture beyond the homepage and spend time reading our archives and other articles.
This month also marks an anniversary of sorts for us. We launched a beta version of the site on Blogger in January 2005, before moving to this permanent address two months later.
Thanks a million to the half-million of you have stopped by – and especially to all of you who have spread the word about Pensito Review.