A question about splogging

First, What you need to know about splogsSpam blogs, sometimes referred to by the neologism splogs, are artificially created weblog sites which the author uses to promote affiliated websites or to increase the search engine rankings of associated sites. The purpose of a splog can be to increase the PageRank or backlink portfolio of affiliate websites, to artificially inflate paid ad impressions from visitors, and/or use the blog as a link outlet to get new sites indexed. Spam blogs are usually a type of scraper site, where content is often either Inauthentic Text or merely stolen from other websites. These blogs usually contain an high number of links to sites associated with the splog creator which are often disreputable or otherwise useless websites.
Who, where, and why is a “Tommy Thompson” splog created?  It showed up linking a “Mike Gravel” entry on this blog, a portion of it excerpted, and then track-backed to me.  It fooled me because glancing at it, I found it impossible to imagine the existence of a “Tommy Thompson” splog.  I’m more used to the existence of, say, a “Britney Spears nude” splog, or “Horse betting” splog.  If we delve into the world of electoral politics, Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama make sense.  But what algorithims does a computer go through to decide that packing a bunch of links and hits to presidential candidate Tommy Thompson.

It just doesn’t make any sense to me.

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