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"Should it depend on how well [undocumented workers] know Whitman personally?"

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eMeg Harsh has a problem. And what is ironic about her problem is that an undocumented immigrant, her own housekeeper, may prove to be her undoing. One can only hope.

In the L.A. Times today, there is a good editorial that points out that this is less about whether or not she employed Diaz Santillan for nine years, and more about her subsequent gyrations.

The conclusion? She's a hypocrite:

To court the Latino vote, she trumpets her opposition to Proposition 187, a 1994 law that would have prohibited illegal immigrants from accessing most public services, but when called on to take a moral stand on it 16 years ago, she didn't vote. She supports the now infamous SB 1070 in Arizona — but only for Arizona.

This is political expediency, not leadership. If Diaz Santillan deserves to stay in the country, does that mean other illegal immigrants do too? Should it depend on how well they know Whitman personally? That the one illegal immigrant Whitman cares about is worthy of exceptional treatment, but the millions of others who are beloved by their extended and actual families are not, not only illustrates her disturbing tendency to avoid tough policy stands, but makes her a bit of a hypocrite.

A bit?

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Quickie- Immigration Lawyer: Whitman Failed To Sign Off On Housekeeper's Immigration Form

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Today's Quickie:

eMeg is getting in eDeeper. Via TPM:

There is no signature on page 14 of the documents provided by the Whitman campaign. Suskind says that's a violation of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Because this wasn't a temporary situation -- the nanny was employed for nine years -- Whitman was responsible for completing the I-9. The I-9 form provided by the campaign does not have the signature of either Whitman or an authorized agent like the placement company. [...]

Even if the placement agency, Town & Country Resources, filled out the form, Whitman and her husband are still legally responsible for the I-9 as employers, said Suskind.

Sinking... sinking...

That was today's Quickie. Was it good for you?

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VIDEO: Did Carly Fiorina call for Meg Whitman's imprisonment?

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"If an employer is knowingly breaking the law, of course, they need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law."

Ruh-roh! Did Carly just call for eMeg's imprisonment?  Or Griff Harsh's? (ohhowIlovethatname)

More at Think Progress.

All my posts on the Meg Whitmess are here.

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Whitman Watch: "How did breaking the law become a smear that only applies to Republicans?"

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Seems Whitman has Meg on her face...

Part Two of today’s L.A. Times letters to the editor:

A maid as a campaign issue

Re "Whitman admits maid was illegal," Sept. 30

Meg Whitman is spending multimillions on her quest to be governor of California, yet claims she's unaware of what transpired in her own home?

Equally disturbing is that after her housekeeper of nine years was discovered to be undocumented, instead of publicly acknowledging it, apologizing plus perhaps helping her, the wannabe governor apparently tried to hide it.

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There just aren't any limits to which these Republicans won't go to circumvent the laws as long as what they are doing benefits them. Whenever they are caught doing something illegal, immoral, unethical or downright hypocritical, they always claim the same excuse: It is a smear tactic. How did breaking the law become a smear that only applies to Republicans?

Whitman has a credibility problem. My doubts about who to vote for have now been removed. I look forward to Gov. Brown.

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Whitman, a politician for just about a year, and now the hypocrisy of hiring an undocumented woman for nine years, then campaigning against hiring illegal aliens?

With a businessperson, I thought maybe we were getting something fresh.

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VIDEO: Gloria Allred presents "The letter that Meg Whitman denied she received..She has lied."

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Here is the pdf. of the document, courtesy of TMZ.

All my previous posts about the eMeg scandal can be found here.

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Meg Whitman Offers to Take Polygraph Test

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Video via ABC News.

Let's see now... an undocumented immigrant puts a huge crimp in kajillionaire Meg Whitman's bought-and-paid-for campaign, and Meg blames Jerry Brown. The latest twist has allowed the SEIU to jump in and Whitman is now finally forced to divert from her well-prepared script and scramble around like, well, a persecuted undocumented immigrant.

Gloria Allred has added one more obstacle for the Whitman family to clear:

[A] letter she says the Social Security Administration sent to the Whitman family alerting them that the Social Security number the family provided for their housekeeper, Nicandra Diaz Santillan, did not match government records. [...]

[T]he copy of the April 22, 2003, letter produced by Allred had a handwritten note on it. It said, "Nicky please check this. Thanks." Diaz Santillan claims the handwriting is that of Whitman's husband, Griff Harsh.

Allred said that if Whitman and Harsh deny the handwriting is his, she is prepared to present evidence proving otherwise.

More on that note here.

And yet, eMeg has somehow found it within herself to pour on the love for her dearest bff Nicky, who is apparently a cherished part of the Whitman/Harsh (!) family. Um, Meg? Nicky says otherwise.

Wait. eMeg's husband is named Griff? I'm surprised the Palins hadn't snatched that one up. But that's not important now.

What is important is this, which should do wonders for eMeg's campaign:

Never a good sign: California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman (R) said she is prepared to take a polygraph test to prove that she was "really stunned" to learn just last year that her housekeeper was an undocumented worker, CNN reports.

Stay tuned.

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VIDEO: SEIU's ad jumps on Meg Whitman housekeeper story

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Translation:

Meg Whitman says she's a different kind of Republican…
But Pete Wilson is in charge of her campaign.
Whitman attacks undocumented workers to win votes, but an undocumented woman worked in her home for nine years.
She says she'll create jobs - but wants to eliminate forty-thousand state jobs, including teachers and nurses.
Whitman says one thing in Spanish --- and something different in English.
The real Meg Whitman has no shame.
She's a two-faced woman

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