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"Miserable failure" is a term applied to any project, undertaking, or entity that underperforms to such a dramatic extent that, in the opinion of the individual using the phrase, it might as well not have been undertaken at all.
The term was applied to the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush by Dick Gephardt. Later, after a thorough Googlebombing, George W. Bush's biography page  was arranged to appear as the #1 Google hit for that specific search query .
Some of Google's newer features, Local and Maps, also provide miserable failure results in Washington DC .
On an interesting note, "Miserable failure" on other various popular search engines have yielded similar results:
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