Here’s the deal as I understand it at the moment. Meg Whitman, the Republican who’s running for governor of California against Moonbeam Brown, fired a housekeeper last year who it turns out is in the country illegally. Whitman claims she fired the housekeeper after discovering that she’d lied about her legal employment status on her job application.

The woman and her attorney, the obnoxious dirtbag magnet Gloria Allred, claim Whitman knew as early as 2003 that the housekeeper was an illegal alien and only chose to fire her after deciding she could be a political liability during her run for governor. Oh, and Allred also claims that Whitman was a big meanie of a boss to her client, but I’m guessing the “illegal” part is going to be the story here.

It’s said that Whitman received a “no match” letter from the Social Security Administration, which is a red flag concerning a discrepancy with an employee’s social security number.

Michelle Malkin on that point:

Yes, Gloria Allred is a crapweasel. But an SSN no-match letter usually speaks for itself. And if Whitman did in fact receive the no-match letter in 2003/2005, her credibility goes out the window.

If Whitman did know about her housekeeper’s illegal status years before she allegedly fired her for the same offense, then Whitman’s earned whatever the fallout is from this.

Don’t people usually hire illegal help because they can pay them less than minimum wage?

Nicky Diaz Santillan, Whitman’s housekeeper of 9 years, held a news conference with her lawyer, Gloria Allred, and claims Whitman had all the clues she was an undocumented worker but closed her eyes to it because she was cheap help … $23 an hour.

Criminy… what’s the minimum wage in California? It seems to me that, especially in this economy, you could find a legal resident to work for that same money. But I understand this is also California, where a glass of lemonade at a kid’s stand will put you back $40.

It’s also worth noting that if Whitman had suspected in 2000 that the applicant wasn’t legal and declined to hire her based on that, Gloria Allred (and most on the left for that matter) would have accused Whitman of profiling and racism — but I digress.

But I’ll wait until all the facts are in before laughing at Whitman for the hypocrisy of things like this:


The moral of the story for rich politicians: Do your own damn housekeeping!


6 Responses to “An October Surprise Comes 2 Days Early: Meg Whitman’s Illegal Alien Housekeeper”

  1. IN MEMORY OF MARY JO on September 29th, 2010 7:31 pm

    More undocumented democrats/Allred potential clients on the way –

  2. Marshall_Will on September 29th, 2010 8:04 pm

    "obnoxious dirtbag magnet"

    Doug, why so wishy-washy? Tell us how you 'really' feel!

    Yeah, sorry, w/ MM on this one. No Match, No Trabajo. Simple as that. Or is it?

    Helping nephew on FAFSA form ( no small thing ) and when applying for a Stafford Loan had to give his SS#. No probalo. Comes back it 'belongs' to Maria Sanchez Rodriguez Flores ( did I miss any? ) Fictitious name anyway.

    Well where was HIS recourse!? The staff at Sallie Mae wouldn't even give us her real name, address or ANYTHING! So she gets anonymity, and nephew is forced to provide 'further' proof he 'is' who he -says- he is! What's wrong w/ this picture?

    I'm willing to bet ( given years to think it over ) that everyone working here illegally has had ample time to assemble a perfectly plausible response when that fateful day inevitably arrives. You're invested in this person and your weakness is to trust them, even when all your better instincts tell you 'not' to? IMHO.

    ( We use Merry Maids, $109 a month :( )

  3. OK_Loyalist on September 29th, 2010 9:18 pm

    I'm glad to see that others don't think much of Horsetooth Allred either. Anytime I would see her on Fox News, I would turn the channel. Buzz Kill doesn't even begin to describe her!

  4. Marshall_Will on September 29th, 2010 10:32 pm


    OK, obnoxious dirtbag magnet, that's a done deal, "crapweasel" ( more than likely ) BUT Horsetooth! C'mon man, that's just outta' line!

    ( You 'did' get those courtside tickets I sent you, right? ) ; )

  5. Clu Seatoe on September 30th, 2010 12:39 am

    In my book Whitman moves right up to third place in the conservative crapweasle line. What a disappointment this woman turns out to be. Oh, Brown is still leading the Dems on the slide of sleaze, no doubt, but this is a major screw-up for Whitman. Hypocrite just doesn’t seem to cover it. How many lies does it take to be a liar? Makes one wonder what else she’s holding back.

    This also show the lack of honor, character and gratitude of the illegals from south of a certain latitude. Pay them $23.00/hr. and they’ll still turn on you and bite the hand…. Some folk are never deserving of anything more than cash.

    Then you have to keep your eye on them down the walk way ‘till they get to the bus stop.

    Geeze, Whitman, you really caught me off guard with this ploy to get Brown elected.

  6. OK_Loyalist on September 30th, 2010 2:08 am

    So sending her a bale of hay and a salt lick is going to offend you ?

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