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Amid California crisis, a campaign focused on a housekeeper and a slur

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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0134851941d4970c-600wi "Just when millions of Californians began tuning in to the upcoming elections, the candidates running for office appeared last week to have wandered onto a different planet, where they speak in tongues and reality is situational."

So says Times Political Editor Cathleen Decker in her Sunday column. Decker notes that the governor's race in recent days has focused more on Meg Whitman's housekeeper and the Jerry Brown associate's "whore" remark than on the real issues.

6a00d8341c630a53ef013488024286970c-320wi "Back on the planet where the rest of California resides, the Legislature on Friday approved a budget a mere 100 days into the state's fiscal year. The lawmakers closed a $19-billion deficit with rosy assumptions of revenue, thus-far-nonexistent federal funds, accounting maneuvers and borrowing that will push debt onto the next governor," Decker writes. "Neither of the candidates who could be the next governor commented specifically about the deal, in keeping with a campaign spent avoiding such things."

Do you agree? Share your views below.

Photos: Nicky Diaz Santillan, a former housekeeper for Meg Whitman, cries during a recent press conference at attorney Gloria Allred's office. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times. Job seekers wait in line in California. Credit: Los Angeles Times

 
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It's worth nothing that Whitman caused neither of these controversies, they were visited on her directly or indirectly by Brown's campaign or its surrogates. Would you rather that she ignore them and pretend they don't exist? Of course you would, because you'd like to see Brown score hits and her lose. Perhaps someone should speak to Brown about minding his mouth and not unleashing October surprises, if he truly wishes to stick to the issues.

What is being ignored about this housekeeper is that she enterd the U.S. illegally, perjured herself, presented false documents and yet she earned $50,000.00 a year from the Whitmans.

What other legal residents or citizens would have loved to have this job at this salary. Yet, she is paraded for political purposes in front of cameras to help Jerry Brown attempting to portray her as a victim instead of what she really is.

When she was given the letter from the government about her false information, instead of doing something about it she did not,kept it and when terminated turned it over to Gloria Allred to profit by her wrongdoing.

Waiting for Gloria Allred to represent Meg Whitman against the J-Brown wh*re comment!

Dont forget the McDonalds happy meal ban.

Wow, just think. The same employee vs. employer situation Whitman is dealing with is the same deal other employers are doing. Other illegals are doing the same thing as her, using false documents. What surprised me is the fact nobody is talking about deporting the housekeeper now that the secret is out. Whitman is caught in a situation that isn't ILLEGAL except to unknowingly have a undocumented working for her. I see it as the Whitman's didn't follow up on the letter. They didn't take action. Why? Because as many other employers say, "it's not my job..." All the warnings of employing illegals goes ignored becasue it is eazy to just say, "I didn't know or it's not my job." Who is working for Whitman now? What will happen to the housekeeper? What is being done to stop the hiring of other illegals? Wait...(tag line coming) I don't know, not my job....

I am voting for Whitman solely based on this. Unfortunately, we only get to chose from Brown or Whitman. Not to mention...its sad that this is even a topic. As usual the focus is not placed where it should be placed. First...on the worker for submitting false documents and secondly the agency the allowed the documents to come through. Doesn't matter though...I will be surprised if this even gets blogged.

oh, boo hoo
sniff, sniff

Bwaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Voting is visceral, not intellectual.

You know there are more that 2 people running for governor... If these candidates are going to act like children, I'm taking my vote elsewhere.

This is not going to turn out well for Nicky. Gloria Allred broke a major rule for a attorney.Cause no harm to a client.She has exposed Nicky to a felony arrest.She will be because ICE can't look the other way with the public demanding action.Allred will be getting a call from the California Bar Association shortly.

Where has the press truly questioned G Allred's motives?
Leftist press, leftist news.

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Los Angeles as a prime example is just one haven for illegal aliens where expenditures will keep skyrocketing upwards, if the majority of Democratic Liberals in Sacramento are not removed. California cannot pay its bills, because the amount expended to support the 2.5 million illegal alien households in the county. In the midterm elections watch cautiously illegal aliens violating federal voting laws. Be particularly observant of absentee balloting, as it’s not that complicated for foreigners to vote and alter the direction of voting numbers. The whole system of "Honor Voting" has been compromised in the last ten years and may have severe implications in close races in LA and in every other precinct across the country. The Tea Party, moderate Conservatives neither genuflect to either the GOP elites or the Liberal Democrats. Learn who is buying and selling your families future, by allowing this rising incursion into our country. It’s been the obligation of both parties and is they are entirely to blame through the years. This DOJ states they are arresting more illegal aliens than ever before, but what they are silent about--it's only the criminals and for the most part they are releasing average illegals without a criminal history back to our streets. YOU CAME TO THE US WITHOUT BEING INSPECTED, YOUR A CRIMINAL.

Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, who has used the race card and has the same Modus Operandi as Sen. Harry Reid in enacting new laws to maintain illegal immigration. First bill in the next session of the Senate will be another try at Amnesty by Reid, Pelosi and Napolitano. Voting--YES--on funding Sanctuary Cities (March 2008), even when deaths at the hands of illegal alien criminals has spiraled out of control; Voted—YES--on Comprehensive Immigration Reform--Amnesty; Voted--NO--In declaring the English official language of government; that would save millions of dollars in judicial documents in 176 foreign languages and professional translators for court appearances (June 2007). Voted--YES--on another Guest Worker program (May 2006), resembling the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act gave Amnesty that upped the population and in addition voted--YES--on illegal aliens being able to participate in our Social Security system (May 2006), that is on the rocks now and then providing Social Services to non citizens.

Heaven help us---Americans have worked all their lives to collect Social Security, to keep them afloat for the rest of their lives. But Barbara Boxer has attracted the people’s outrage to join the rest of the Liberal crowd to enact this legislation, allowing foreigners who have never paid into this financial pool access to our Social Security? In my view as a Tea Party advocate--ALL these incumbents should be shown the road out of town, tarred and feathered. Federal law already has mandated free health care for anybody, who can dodge the US border Guards, plus education for their children and an overcrowded prison system. Estimates are over a hundred billion dollars a year, with a large proportion spent to support the instant citizenship of babies intentionally born here. None of these massive taxpayer funds cover the draining of public welfare at the State, County and city outpouring of welfare payment in services and cash.

IF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WAS EVER HONEST ABOUT STOPPING THIS UNVOICED INVASION, THEY WOULD HAVE MADE ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO AMERICA A FIRST CLASS FELONY.

It’s easy to speculate that the majority of illegal aliens who appear here are far from the highly educated, the individual and their families that are not business owners, wealthy or those with any special abilities. The people who flee south of the border or Latin countries, Asia are people who have no job skills, desperate and penniless. They come to USA with the compliments of their countries officials, since our society has been negligent and a dumping ground with a border easily circumvented. American taxpayers have become unfortunate subservient pushovers by years of our administration in supporting these recipients of our welfare system. They arrive from countries that are overpopulated through religious conviction, dictatorships and our nation has developed into a behemoth relief valve to all other lands woes. Below our border those governments have never placed any restrictions on their people illegally migrating here, explicitly since estimates of 60 billion dollars are transferred from the illegal workers remittances to their foreign banks annually.

I wish Brown had apologized personally, but Whitman didn't care about this issue: she held this tape from September (then when the best poll guy, fivethirtyeight.com, said Brown had 75% chance to win, she suddenly pulled this out).
And the tape shows that Brown was willing to lose $ and support for not kissing up to a union, a union that Whitman totally kissed up to. That's real-time. That's Brown. Forget about Obama, etc.--Brown will do what he wants and not be beholden to a party agenda. Whitman? No record for us to guess about.
----Whitman cares so little about the political process that she barely ever voted till now; I've lived in countries where people die to get the vote (oh, yeah, like ours: the GOP talks about the Founding Fathers, and their top 2010 candidate? not a voter...).
----Odd that LAT blog is complaining: their writer launched and kept playing the story of the voicemail...

Neither commented because it was evident that our impotent legislature agreed to a budget that just moves the budget to the next governor and if the 2/3 ballot initiative comes or goes. The budget was like the legislature and the current governor...lame duck.

As far as the maid....

Deport the maid. Vote No on Whitman. The maid was/is illegal. Whitman has not supported democracy or our military by her lack of voting. You don't vote you don't deserve a vote. If you vote party over democracy then you get just what happened in Russia, China, Germany, No Korea. Whitman may be the best business woman in the world but a patriot she is not. Not willing to give citizenship to an illegal and not willing to give my vote to an Un-American Patriot like Whitman.

Why doesn't someone from the press ask Allred how she obtained the client. I would bet the maid did not seek out Gloria. Who tipped off Allred of the situation? I bet it was the Brown campaign.

body someone did ask allred where she got nici as a client. she said she has a policy of not revealing her referrals and thats consistent with how lawyers actually do business. the maid may end up being deported but meg lied when she said No one will be there for her after the election. the maid now has a good lawyer which is the best she can hope for.

If I can pay someone $23 an hour, I do not have to hire an illegal immigrant. Frankly if I have the opportunity to earn that $23 and hour I will do the job. Where on earth do you find someone willingly pay $23 for an illegal immigrant??? I meant really ...

That reason in it self clearly shows that Whitman does not know her legal status. They got their maid from an agency. When Mr. Whitman wrote that note to ask Nikki to take care of it.. SHE DID NOT!

All this portrayal of being a poor illegal immigrant is totally a setup. Gloria Allred should employ her and pay her $23 per hour. I think Gloria Allred would only offer $8 per hour for her maid.

I'm voting for Meg Whitman, I don't want Jerry Brown again! We don't know what Whitman can or can't do, fortunatly we know what Brown can do!

FYI: she was working for an agency. the $23 an hour Witman was pay'n was for her $10 an hour salary...so please when u refer to her earning get it right. I hate how the media make it seem like she has nothing to complain about.


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