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By Shailagh Murray
PITTSBURGH -- The Obama campaign learned that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has joined the McCain ticket shortly before leaving Denver for a Rust Belt bus tour. Staffers responded like many Americans presumably did: they Googled Palin and read her Wikipedia page.

By Lexie Verdon  |  August 29, 2008; 2:34 PM ET
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The Wikipedia article on Palin was changed, supposedly by a republican insider, to protect her image.

Here's the shocking part about her last "pregnancy" that appeared in the Wikipedia article and since removed:

"Upon receiving the national notoriety associated with her nomination for Vice President of the US, Governor Palin's recent history came under close scrutiny. Images of the Sarah Palin and her family from the Winter of 2007- 2008 suggest that Ms. Palin's daughter Bristol is the mother of the family's newborn boy, Trig.[97][98] Governor Palin also reportedly kept news of her pregnancy confidential until the eighth month and Bristol spent the last four months before Trig's birth at home due to mononucleosis.[99] Additionally, Ms. Palin apparently delivered the keynote address at the Republican Governor™s Energy Conference in Texas after Trig's water broke and flew home to Alaska without revealing her medical status before driving with her husband to the hospital where her new child Trig was delivered.[100]"

Posted by: Robert Thomas | August 30, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

J MIchael says: "It is against Wikipedia policies to edit information on one's self, and that is what Palin evidently did, as NPR has reported today."

I ask, so what should she do if Wiki post things about her that are not true?

Posted by: tom.harris | August 30, 2008 12:44 AM | Report abuse


She shook up Alaska to its roots.

McCain has made a bold and telling move selecting someone with Chief Executive experience – the only one to have any - of the four running for the White House.

Posted by: PacificGatePost | August 29, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is even more out of the mainstream than McCain. She is pro Big Oil. Her husband is employed by Big Oil (BP). She wants to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, something even drilling freak McCain is against. She filed a lawsuit to remove the Polar Bear from the endangered species list. She supports aerial gunning of wolves. She is more right-wing than George Bush.

The only thing she has going for her is that most Americans don't yet know how out of the mainstream she is.

And note, I have attacked only her ideas, not her person, Mr. "ad hominem" know-it-all.

Posted by: Texas Democrat | August 29, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

It is not about boobies, it is about experience and change. if you can't put your soldiers ahead of gas, then please think of the karina effect. they are in possible trouble.

Posted by: justadad55+ | August 29, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

It is against Wikipedia policies to edit information on one's self, and that is what Palin evidently did, as NPR has reported today.

Posted by: J MIchael | August 29, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

The story here is that McCain thinks that winning a news cycle is more important than running a country. Met with her once. Very serious indeed.

Secondly, it appears Ms. Palin or someone in her family spent all day yesterday editing her profile on Wikipedia....what a grade A loser.

Posted by: Stav | August 29, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Palin just won the "Boobie Prize", she's got Boobies so she becomes McCain's VPILF, STOP, WAIT, hold the presses, McCain meant he wanted the Governor of AR, not the Governor of AK, it's just that he had a Senior Moment and couldn't remember that Huckleberry guy's name...but they're both Evangelicals, so it's all good, right?

Posted by: JinSB | August 29, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Too bad McCain didnt have the courage to pick Mitt. Oh well, maybe we can have a Republican in office in 2012.

I won't be voting this year.

Posted by: William S. | August 29, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

BO's gang is responding as hominem attacks on the individual (do Dem's even know what 'ad hominem' means?).
Posted by: Anonymous | August 29, 2008 4:41 PM

ad hominem = attacking an opponent's character rather than answering his argument.

Sounds like what you anuses on the right do best.

Posted by: :-) | August 29, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Here is what McCain really said to the women of America.

"To the airheads..errr..women of our great country; You will laud my choice of Vice President of the United States because she wears a dress and make up. Additionally she has ovaries just like you. Look she can even have children just like you. She is cute and perky, and damn she has nice hair. When I leaned over and hugged her it reminded me of my own beloved Cindy with whom I fooled around with. These are the qualities I wanted in my Vice President. So please vote for me and not for Obama because I have chosen a woman just like you."

Posted by: hayden1 | August 29, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

BO's gang is responding as hominem attacks on the individual (do Dem's even know what 'ad hominem' means?).

Just a sign that their mantra of "change" will not win the day. Palin's smart, tough, and on the right side of the social issues (prolife, profamily, proAmerica) and even believes in education reform (ending the tyranny of the Evolution as science myth in schools). Importantly, she is a Washington outsider, so isn't into the petty partisan politics but is principled. Great choice, McCain! McCain perhaps just got himself another 10% or so of undecided voters with this. Yes, Dem's are afraid. GO GOP!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 29, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

I think this again puts McCain's mental health in question.

Posted by: Josh | August 29, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure the GOP Pawns do think America is stupid based on their actions for the last 8 years.

Wikipedia has a history, you know....the GOP Pawns are a bit their Idols McCain and Bush.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 29, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse


America is Stupid!

Wikipedia is NOT a source of Accurate Information!


The United States of RETARDICA!

Posted by: Not A Pawn to OBAMACON! | August 29, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Stunning stupidity! What great (lack) of judgment on display!

Posted by: thebob.bob | August 29, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a hardcore "Seven Days" Creationist who has pushed for the Christian Creation Myth to be taught alongside Evolution in Biology classes.

Posted by: Danza Hack | August 29, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Whatever. Hope she knows how to operate the defibrillator.

Posted by: DemoDevil | August 29, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: scrivener | August 29, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

What about the part that says she's a pothead?

Posted by: Mac | August 29, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how much longer the picture of her in the Fur coat will remain there ok Wikipedia? I bet McCain's people will have that removed today.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 29, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

The had to go all the way to Alaska to find someone as out of touch as McCain.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 29, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

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