You'd think a hybrid hiking/Argentine vacation and extramarital affair would top a governor resigning from office.
...until you consider who it is resigning. A very interesting, albeit unsurprising visual from Google Trends. [Bobby Jindal's response to Obama is but a mere blip on the radar now.]
You can play around with the Candidate Emergence Tracker here.
State of the Race: Virginia (7/8/09)
2012 GOP Primary Polling (June 2009 -- Rasmussen)
And Another Thing About Those Winner-Take-All Primaries