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Wikipedia locks Pawlenty page after Colbert stunt

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia locked former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's page early Wednesday after Tuesday 's night's "Colbert Report" during which satirist Stephen Colbert said he was editing the Pawlenty page. Colbert said 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."
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The online encyclopedia Wikipedia locked former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's page early Wednesday morning following Tuesday night's "Colbert Report," during which host political satirist Stephen Colbert said he was editing the Pawlenty page, MPR reports.

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." Colbert said he wrote, "On August 10, 2012, Tim Pawlenty was named Mitt Romney's running mate."

Pawlenty is under consideration by Romney to be his choice for vice president. The Colbert bit stems from suggestions that Wikipedia entry changes can help predict who a candidate will choose as his VP nominee.

Here's the Colbert segment (the Pawlenty bit is at about the 3:00 mark):

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