Saturday, August 30, 2008

McCain's Running Mate, Sarah Palin's Wikipedia Article Edited Day Before Announcement

On Thursday, Tim Pawlenty told a local radio station that he would be attending the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, not in Dayton, OH, where McCain was revealing his running mate, but if you happened over ti Wikipedia, you might have been able to figure out who the pick was.

According to NPR's All Things Considered:

On Friday, 15 minutes before the rumor that John McCain had picked Palin as his running mate, a Wikipedia editor discovered 30 mostly favorable changes had been made to the Alaska governor's profile.

She was called "a politician of eye-popping integrity" and sections on her participation in a beauty pageant and her alleged use of influence to get her former brother-in-law fired were diminished.

Wikipedia is now restricting who can alter Palin's page.

Yup, sounds like we're headed into an election, and exactly how does one get eye-popping integrity?