NEW YORK - The on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia locked former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's page early Wednesday morning following Tuesday's night's Colbert Report during which Stephen Colbert said he was editing the Pawlenty page.
Colbert told his audience he was changing the page to read that Pawlenty was the son of "Mrs. Butterworth" and that Pawlenty "started his career in Santa's workshop," among other things. Finally the political satirist said he wrote, "On August 10, 2012 Tim Pawlenty was named Mitt Romney's running mate."
As the Romney campaign gets close to naming a vice presidential candidate, speculation about who it will be has turned to Wikipedia and the number of times the pages of potential VP picks are edited.
In a fundraising email send Wednesday, the Romney campaign indicated the choice will be announced soon. "In just a few days, one lucky supporter will win the remarkable opportunity to meet Dad and his VP pick in person," wrote Craig Romney.
Pawlenty is said to be among those under consideration.
By Mark Zdechlik , MPR News
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