According to Google Trends, a site that records the trends in websearches, searches for "national emergency" is the eleventh most popular search today, likely because President Obama declared the swine flu a national emergency.
Eleventh most popular search. 11th.
Let's look at what the nation thinks is more important than a national emergency.
At #10: Nebraska vs. Iowa State
#9: Baby Einstein refunds
#8: pumpkin designs
#7: club penguin
#6: time change fall 2009
At #5: Your mother
4: wvu vs uconn
3. golota adamek (a scheduled prizefight)
2. garth brooks tickets
1. college football tv schedule