Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin may be working the whole naughty librarian vibe, but she’s apparently having a little bit of trouble with the internet. After John McCain revealed that he had chosen the Alaskan governor as his running mate, editors discovered that several new users had spent hours leading up to the announcement making 30 flattering edits to Palin’s Wikipedia entry. While some Wikipedians gave the pro-Palin editors awards for their work, many others made accusations of internet sock-puppetry. Editing on Palin’s page has since been restricted.
Governor Palin’s internet troubles aren’t limited to Wikipedia. Parts of her old gubernatorial campaign web page PalinForGovernor.com redirect to JohnMcCain.com, but most sections of the site are currently down. SarahPalin.com had been directing visitors to her old site, now it displays an error message.
Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama has had some problems of his own online, but the McCain campaign’s getting (allegedly!) busted on Wikipedia and being unable to properly maintain the websites for their Vice Presidential nominee are probably the biggest tech screwups of the election so far. Nice job guys!