(CNN) - Opponents of Meg Whitman's gubernatorial campaign have launched a Web site that relies on the public to help them "fully vet" the Republican candidate's credentials.
Wikimeg.com is marketed as a "bold new experiment in democracy."
The open source site encourages users to post information about the former eBay CEO in categories including "eBay Stories," "Meg History" and "Meg Sightings."
The site was launched Monday by Level The Playing Field 2010, a group run by California Democratic strategists who support Democratic candidate Jerry Brown.
Wikimeg.com discloses that "the structure of the project allows anyone with an Internet connection to alter its content," so its creators can't guarantee that what is posted is accurate. Users are asked to link to their sources or identify themselves if they are contributing first-hand information.
Sean Clegg, campaign manager for Level The Playing Field, said the site is monitored for editorial content, but the hope is that as the project moves forward, "the online community that's been created by it will begin to essentially govern itself."
Asked about the site, Whitman's campaigned deferred to its intern, Marcheta Marshall, who said in a statement: "Looks like these guys are pretty worried about Meg.
"Just like Wikipedia, I'm sure my professors won't even allow me to use it as a source for my term papers. So why does Jerry Brown's silly front group think it's good enough for voters? I know reporters won't be fooled into promoting made-up information on a gossip site."
Marshall's e-mail signature described her as "Director, responses to silly media stunts by underfunded Team Brown front groups."
Typical. Republicans scoffed at reports from Alaskans concerning Palin's behavior and ethics, called them 'the work of Democrats,' even though they came from ordinary REPUBLICAN posters. Now they are organizing a site to tell tales on Meg Whitman. And just who will verify all these tales of sin? You betcha...no one...they will all be accepted as submitted, made into commercials, and plastered all over CA. I am no fan of Whitman, but this is on a par with Liz Cheney's horrendous commercial vilifying the DOJ, and Palin and her phantom death panels. Republicans are getting pretty desperate.
Wow... this is wrong in too many ways to be numbered.
Another Billionaire buying their position into the government.
Whitman is trying to purchase political office. The state of things in California.
Enough already, we know we will be getting Gov. Moonbeam and we are not looking forward to it. California doesn't want a responsible person with business experience.............NO, that would mean less entitlements from the Gimme state. Nope, we will stick with a career politician who will tax the living daylights out of those with a job to pay for all the freebie programs. And then they wonder why businesses and tax paying citizens flee California like it was Wildfire season.
NOthing like dealing in facts...Oh how the mighty have fallen!
Wake up California........do we REALLY want Gov. Moonbeam back? Think before you vote, do we really want another career politician running our already bankrupt state further into the ground? Higher taxes in the already over taxed California are on the way.........after all, you wouldn't want to cut out any of the liberal spending programs, would you?
What a dog!!!
You've gotta been kidding? This is really immature. I think Jerry has had his day.
Seems like the press usually takes care of getting this kind of information out there for the public to vet for itself. But, in this era, maybe this experiment has great value; I'm sure it will be monitored heavily by all sides.
The press, the Whitman campaign, the Brown campaign, third party folks-all can get their fill of either gossip, lies, or little-known information. In time-who knows how long-it may turn out to be a boon to transparency.
Or, of course, be manipulated by the one with the most money and loosest morals. What are you made of, California? We shall see.
Failed CEO's have no business in politics.
Another scummy tactic by a left wing, that outdoes it self in slimy, scummy tricks and is the proud sponsor of ACORN, moveon.org, Code Pink and of course all of lying Al Gores oganizations. Funded by the Chicago mafia and SEIU.
JERRY BROWN....the only CHOICE.......done with the repugnant reptiles (poor reptiles getting a bad rap)
What has she ever really done? What does it take to run ebay? There are no goods to order, no goods to sell, no goods to deliver, no goods to have to stand behind! All eBay does is charge sellers and buyers for doing their business, but even at that eBay (Meg) was unable to sell that Alaska jet Sarah Palin listed. Sarah and Meg – two quitters.
If nothing else, it will be interesting to see how a privileged corporate big-wig reacts to getting the same sort of attention that professional politicians get all the time.
This Californian will not be voting for her, especially someone who doesn't vote, but wants to run for office and expect people to vote for her.
Umm no thank you, besides we have a Republican Governor and look at the mess we're in now.
Are you kidding?? This is the way of politics now? Gossip as truth? This is a stupid thing to do.
Level the playing field ?
Oh yeah, thats where you fill low spots with dirt.
What a bunch of maroons !
Looks like a prime candidate for some libel suits to me. Anyone with even the slightest axe to grind is going to contribute, and if there's no "real" vetting, it is all heresay. If I were Whitman, my lawyer would be checking that site daily...................
Sounds interesting, and entertaining.