ive seen it used as a "source" in debates here and other places before, and have never liked it for this very reason.

http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/sil...iconvalley_rss

"ATLANTA (AP) - Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that can be altered by anyone with a computer, has proved remarkably useful for pulling political dirty tricks.

Political operatives are covertly rewriting -- or defacing -- candidates' biographical entries to make the boss look good or the opponent look ridiculous."