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Whitman’s Maid Claimed She Was ‘Legal’

From a (feigned) outraged Reuters:

Ex-maid says Whitman knew she in the U.S. illegally

By Dan Whitcomb Wed Sep 29, 2010

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A former housekeeper to California Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman surfaced on Wednesday to say that the former eBay executive knowingly employed her illegally and treated her poorly.

The Whitman campaign moved quickly to counter the allegations by Nicky Diaz, saying the housekeeper from Mexico lied about her immigration status when she was hired in 2000, providing a Social Security card and other documents that appeared to show she could legally work in the United States.

Whitman also said that in coming forward with the potentially explosive allegations 35 days before the November 2 election, Diaz was being "manipulated" by attorney Gloria Allred, who has been a friend and supporter of Democratic rival Jerry Brown.

The accusations by Diaz come one day after the first debate between Brown and Whitman in a tight campaign in which both sides have courted the Latino vote, and could prove damaging to the Silicon Valley billionaire if they gain traction

Notice that, according to Reuters, it doesn’t matter if these allegations are true or not. Just whether they "gain traction." Hence their headline and lede, where they highlight the maid’s charge rather than Ms. Whitman’s seemingly conclusive rebuttal.

At a news conference at her Los Angeles office, Allred said that Whitman never asked Diaz if she was in the country legally when Diaz was hired in 2000 and failed to pay her for all of the hours she was hired to work.

Allred also said that Whitman disregarded letters from the Social Security Administration notifying her that there were discrepancies with the Social Security number Diaz provided.

Is this not unreal? Ms. Allred is claiming her ‘client’ was victimized by Ms. Whitman – because she believed her and not the Social Security Administration.

A tearful Diaz said she came to Whitman in June 2009 for help getting legal status, but that Whitman angrily fired her instead.

What sense would that make? Why would Ms. Whitman not try to help her get a ‘green card,’ which would let them both off the hook – rather than firing her and risking having her turn against her during the campaign?

Instead, it sounds like Ms. Whitman fired her for being an illegal alien and lying about her status to get employment.

The Whitman campaign released a U.S. Immigration and Naturalization employment eligibility verification form signed by Diaz when she was hired by Whitman in which she asserts under penalty of perjury that she is a lawful permanent resident.

The campaign also released copies of the Social Security Card and California driver’s license supplied by Diaz at the time she was hired, and an employment questionnaire in which she checked a box saying that she could legally accept employment.

Case closed. But notice how Reuters saved this dispositive information for the very bottom of their article. Why is that?

But this is the usual pattern with our one party media. When a Democrat is accused of something, we never hear about it from the news media unless and until they have put out a defense.

But with Republicans we always hear the allegations right away. And even after there is a defense, we always hear about the charges first. And only later do we get any explanation — if ever.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 30th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

28 Responses to “Whitman’s Maid Claimed She Was ‘Legal’”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    If you claim something, even if it isn’t true, someone will use it against you to profit from. If that be the case……
    ” I have a sworn affidavit and pictures backing up the claim that Jerry Brown had relations with Bubbles the Chimp, Micheal Jacksons pet monkey.” (sarc)

    Democrats have no scruples and it’s gonna get worse before the purge.

    • JohnMG says:

      Nicky Diaz is the worst kind of political whore. She’s getting paid to screw somebody once more, and her pimp (democrat party) is taking the lion’s share of the fee. This is another example of “Tawana Brawley Syndrom”, so deftly applied by democrats.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Remember the hag Sheehan?
      The party of jackass used her and when she was of no more use to them they shagged her quickly!!
      As did the media……..fame has its’ price.

      Where are you sheehanjihad?

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:


      I just saw something on the news about the Sheehag the other day. She’s now a 9/11 Truther and was speaking @ some gathering of said jackasses. Of course according to the Sheehag, Dick Cheney was behind it all.

    • sheehanjihad says:

      I’m right here…laughing at the snag sheehan and her stupidity that heretofore I actually thought was bottomed out by now…..but I see she has to reach UP to touch the bottom…..what a freakin tool.

      Notice though, how she will blame anyone, everyone to keep her tens of followers with her….I think she was protesting the new hybrid busses they use in DC now, because she can’t sniff the fumes at the stops anymore.

      She is as about as relevant now as the truth is to the MSM. It’s too bad she is treated as such a disease by the adoring media now…and all of those “Bush lied, people died” jerk offs who washed her feet not so long ago.

      Cindy has nothing left to give…or protest. Isn’t it ironic that her messiah didn’t give her exactly what she was protesting for at the ubiquitous “Kamp Kasey’s” over the years? She fought for socialism, and pretty much got it!!

      …then she discovered to her dismay that they didn’t include her in those upper echelons of the elite that she fancied herself in. She was a useful idiot, and now cast to the dung heap of obscurity, and I find it delightful that even the scum leftists avoid her like a rabid dog….

      ….she is a has been that never will be….and of course…forever the SNAG!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Good to see your still out there.
      Are you using a different face soap?
      Your picture looks healthier.

  2. Crapgame13 says:

    “Allred said that Whitman never asked Diaz if she was in the country legally when Diaz was hired in 2000 and failed to pay her for all of the hours she was hired to work. ”

    Well she presented papers, should Whitman have profiled?

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      From what I’ve heard she hired Diaz through an agency. Why should Whitman have to ask for anything? The agency is the party responsible for screening all applicants.

  3. proreason says:

    Arnold Whitman is guilty of being a Republican. That should be enough to disqualify her.

    Fortunately, Mexifornia has an angel like Jerry Brown waiting in the wings. He’ll fix everything up after the Republicans ruined nirvana in only 4 short years.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      California’s latest panacea to pay down their state debt? Legalize pot. Yeah, that’ll solve everything.

  4. GetBackJack says:

    I’m sorry. I got no effing sympathy for political wannabes or full on politicans who HIRE OUT THEIR DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES. It’s your own house. Clean the damn thing yourself.

    If your business is more important than your home, your home life and your family …. then you’re a fool.

    Letting a stranger inside the perimeter of Personal Space and Privacy is even crazier, and far more dangerous.

    But the total trifecta is in play when you choose to bring in domestic help, in your home where you ought to be taking care of business AND this domestic help is a foreign national.

    Good Lord. That’s everything I need to know Whitman’s unqualified to run a car wash let alone a state.

    • MrBill says:

      “Margaret Cushing “Meg” Whitman (born August 4, 1956) is an American businesswoman and Republican candidate for Governor of California. Whitman was Chief Executive Officer and President of eBay from 1998 to 2008, and served on its board of directors. She is the fourth wealthiest woman in the state of California with a net worth of $1.3 billion in 2010…” (Wikipedia)

      Please…how many wealthy CEOs of huge corporations (male or female) do their own housework?

    • GetBackJack says:

      I’m well aware of her business and her ‘accomplishments’. It’s called eBay. If you need a closer look at her decision skills, just examine the purchase of PayPal.

      I’m just not a believer in the almighty gratification of ego, success, empire building and all the rest of that kind of claptrap. And before anyone says it, it has nothing to do with Meg being a woman. It has to do with Priorities. When you choose to outsource your home territory responsibilities, it signals everything I need to know about how you view Life.

      From an exalted position.

      Doesn’t that concern you about how she’ll view citizens?

      “Domestic Help” is a very bad signal in my worldview. I well realized that makes me a crank, and so be it. Hiring personal chefs, domestic help, gardeners and the like means, to me, you can’t be bothered with the little things. Only the “Important Things” like building a business, making a success and a high profile. But how do you make sure your life is heading down the right path? By sweating the little things, the everyday things. Take care of the little stuff and the big stuff turns out alright. What causes a successful executive to outsource their domestic responsibilities?

      Ego driven.

      Been there. In my four thousand dollar suit. Met all of them. Don’t trust a one of them. There’s always another agenda at work in people at that level. Those agendas don’t have anything to do with Love, Honor, Respect, Loyalty etc.

      Because … success has made them drunk with the idea they can fix anything, make anything obey them, turn around whatever is going in the wrong direction, etc etc. Success is the worst enemy of all.

      It can even make you choose to stop taking care of your own house.. The house success …. built.

      Wanna talk to me about the kids and spouses of super-successful people?

  5. tranquil.night says:

    Few points here –

    1. Allred outdid herself for the national Democrat Media Complex. There’s never been so many tissues at a press conference.
    2. There’s nothing real in this case and everyone knows it. Allred is a partisan political operative lunatic known for October surprise stunts. They went for it to continue to paint Republicans nationally as racists and distract from Jerry Brown’s awful debate, which nobody cares about anyway.
    3. Whitman is a moderate and everyone understands that she only has a proxy alliance with the Tea Party leaders and ideologues at best. If anything this helped her here because it says that when push comes to shove she chose the law over compassion (an issue she’s left ambiguous while campaigning in a state where illegal immigration reform is so hot-button it’s practically a single-issue movement).
    4. Despite the volume of entrenched Professional Left here, there is a noticeable and intense anger with Liberalism here in Kalhefornia. Jerry Brown and the professional Democrats aren’t stupid campaigners, Whitman is, which is why the polls are even remotely close. His ads have him sounding like a fiscal conservative even though everyone knows he’s a full-fledged green redistributionalist. The media is carrying the water, refusing to endorse Boxer, attempting to set a ‘moderate’ narrative that decries extremism on both sides. It’s worked. Meg and Carly totally think that’s where the mood is really at, when if they’d just get some Chris Christie sized gonads both of their elections could be landslides.
    5. Most importantly, Arnold was EXACTLY the type of ‘moderate’ of whom the Democrats and all the newspapers say it’s a shame there are no more. His campaign during the 2003 recall was – and this is important – A FISCAL CONSERVATIVE REFORMER. And he gave it a lukewarm effort.. for about month or two. When the Professional Liberal owned Congress stonewalled him and his approval tanked he abandoned the cause and evolved to what we got… Arnold Shriver – two economy tanking Global Warming bills, backroom deals with kooks, and hidden tax hikes. Exactly what we expect to get with Whitman.

    6. (corollary to 5) There isn’t much changing our state congress makeup anytime soon. The demographics are central planned and gerrymandered to hell.

    • Right of the People says:


      I feel your pain. Here in Vermont the demographics are about the same. The libs in Burlington run the state even though they are truly a minority. We had whacko Howie Dean for years along with comrades Sanders and Leahy. I’ll be leaving soon, I’ve grown tired of this place and I’m thinking about the southwest, probably Arizona where adults are running the state.

    • preparing4theworst says:

      Tranquil- Check your state constitution? Does it allow for a recall election? I seem to recall that is how Arnold got elected. Do you have state representitives that are not standing to protect your rights and interests? FIRE THIER BUTTS!!!!! IT CAN BE DONE! Start the ball rolling and see how soon they are standing in front of you promising better (don’t believe a word of it, but see anyhow). Light the fire in your district and see if it spreads. But be ready for a full-on media assault on what you say and stand for because it WILL happen……this could be fun

    • tranquil.night says:

      P4tW – thanks for the support. I’m very involved and linked in with the grassroots here, of which we got a lot of youthful college Conservatives (love Rush but especially Levin) who’re just livid and gettin’ out the vote. And yeah, California voters are very happy to pull the trigger on a recall just like they did to Gray Davis (before Ahnuld). Currently we have a proposition on the ballot to empower the Citizens Redistricting Commission. In time we might be able to disimpact the screwed up districts and bring a host of recalls against the media/political establishment that’s held the State hostage for several years now.

      But the bigger problem like I said is organization, demographics, and time; all over which they have a profound advantage. Kalhefornia is ground zero of established Liberal Cancer; if the rest of the country goes over the cliff, this state will be the one on the tip of the bow:

      – Debt-spiral that’s left an already over-taxed and business unfriendly state practically insolvent and without much hope for reform or economic turn-around even with massive cuts? Check.

      – Southland that’s horrendously over-populated with illegals, running out of affordable water, and to top it off is one of the worst affected regions of the burst housing bubble? Check x3.

      – Grossly over-funded pensions for an over-staffed public sector that consistently rates among the worst in performance, not due in small part to the illegal population overwhelming it? Check x3.

      – Growth-killing environmental regulations and emission laws that even Obamy wishes he could jam down the throats of the rest of the country? Oh yes.

      The problem isn’t just that they’re ruining our state and have significantly entrenched and well-funded astroturf groups everywhere for everything, ready to do the Professional Left’s bid on anything. It’s that they’re doing it and footing the bill to all the wealth-creators left here. It’s the NerObama/Marxist plan, except they’ve gotten further down the road. Now with the disaster on auto-pilot, Jerry Brown and the media are attempting to tack the narrative back to the center to quiet the rubes and fool the peasants.

      We aren’t quitting down here in SoCal, not by a long shot. I’m lucky enough to be represented by Darryl Issa, ranking member on House Ethics, who’s already done a great job but we’ll be hearing more from next Congress.

      But it’s getting almost impossibly expensive to operate and progress here unless you’re as successful as Meg Whitman. They’re evicting the middle class to take out their political opponents and clear the path for their central planning social engineers.

  6. confucius says:

    How can a maid afford Gloria Allred?

  7. finebammer59 says:

    twenty three bucks an hour………..

    (please don’t throw me in THAT briar patch!!)

  8. wardmama4 says:

    There is no Merry Maids in Kalifornia?

    Whitman has proven to me with this whole sordid story – that she is a typical liberal in that she took the cheapest and easiest way out of a situation – hire a lone worker rather than pay for service and then proved that her business background did have some effect upon her judgment – by firing the woman when she learned that she had been duped.

    So basically – she is the consummate politician in today’s world – What is the problem that the Dems are having with this – omg – they don’t like it when Repubs do what they do? And for a party of cheaters, tax cheats and serial scam artists to make a big deal about this is just so hypocritical it is outrageous.

    Ms Whitman must be kicking Mr. Brown’s butt for the DNC to stoop this low – maybe there is hope for Kalifornia yet.

    God Help America
    A Proud American Infidel

  9. finebammer59 says:

    this woman will soon find out what cindy sheehan found out.

    when all this dust settles, who will let this woman in their home??? how can she be trusted??? and where will she go once the democrats are thru with her???

  10. Natural Born Citizen says:

    There is another illegal alien in OUR house who is using a fraudulent social security number. When Press Secetary Robert Gibbs was asked why BHO is using a SS# designated for a Conneticut resident he dodged the question. Maybe because of this Meg Whitman issue that question can be asked again.

    • wardmama4 says:

      NBC – I love your line of thinking! You have to check out the Gloria Allred interview with Greta van Susteren – Greta was quite animated that this would not go to court (which Gloria agreed with – so why file it?) and finally as Greta tore her apart Gloria fell back on it’s all Fox’s fault for doing hit jobs on fine upstanding people who just are helping good intentioned Latinos.

      I have to ask some questions:
      1) How/why does an illegal manage to get hooked up with such an attorney – like I’d even know who the most cut throat attorney in my city was – and I speak the language.
      2) Why did the illegal wait for close to a year (until just before the election) to reveal this letter?
      3) The SSA letter was written in 2003 – umm, why did they not re-contact the Whitmans when no one responded?
      4) Is there a connection between Allred and Brown? (Aside from her having worked on his campaign in the 70s)?
      5) I hope (but not holding my breath at all) that the State of Kalifornia would deport the illegal (illegal and lied about a Federal issue – and oh, btw – who’s SSN is she using – and where did she get it – aren’t those all Federal crimes that you or I would already be in jail for committing?)
      6) Can I get that $23/hr job – please, I know how to clean (and I grew up in a Doctor’s home, so I know that kind of living too), I am legal, and unemployed – but I do admit – the commute would be a bit*h.

      God Help America
      A Proud American Infidel

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      All excellent points, wm4. But they will never be addressed in bizarro world. It’s like setting up an entertainment center in the modified basement of the house with uber-surround sound, a 70″ TV, seats so comfortable they put you to sleep..and the only thing you can watch is “The Wizard Of Oz”. Over and over. Or maybe that hideous film with Malcom McDowell, “A Clockwork Orange”. But only one. And nothing else.

      Hm, kind of reminds me of the old Patrick McGoohan series, “The Prisoner” where everyone is pretty much a droll idiot and cannot identify the truth.

  11. proreason says:

    This situation is backfiring on the loonies.

    It’s becoming abundantly clear that the loons have taken advanatage of the woman who now, in the unlikely chance that the law will actually be enforced, is now a prime subject to be deported.

    There is no evidence of any wrongdoing whatsoever. Au contraire, Whitman was practically a saint on the matter; only letting the dear go (and her $23 an hour salary) when the lady confessed that she was illegal. The letter from the SSA specifically prohibited firing the lady. Meg is very believable on the matter….she probably genuinely liked the lady, which means the traitoress has probably been paid over 6 figures to turn on Meg.

    A lot of people, even lala Mexifornians, will see it that way.

    Greta tore up the drooling lawyer. It was embarrassing, and Greta is no idealogue. Levin pounded her. I’m surprised the hag hung on as long as she did with an angry bulldog like Levin on her butt. And she hung up on Hewitt who wouldn’t let her even begin with her lies.

    • Mae says:

      Proreason: I’m surprised Gloria even agreed to be on the programs of three lawyers, especially Hugh. I’m sure she remembers him from his KCET TV days and the reasoned dialogue he always brought to any discussion, even in the face of liberal blather from the others on the program. That Gloria can’t hold a candle to Hugh in the way of civility is a given. Her phone hang-up is characteristic of the liberal who cannot reason.

      GetBackJack, you read as a bitter man. I know many middle class families who have paid permanent help. It’s not just the wealthy. I don’t know anyone, though, who pays their help $23 per hour!!

  12. jimreport says:

    She’s the modern day Rosa Parks, according to her lawyer. I don’t recall Rosa Parks sneaking into the country, working illegally for a decade, forging federal documents, then getting fired when the jig was up. Just not a lot of similarities.

    She does remind me of Rosa (“I am look for job”)Ortiz – http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2009/01/i-am-look-for-the-job.html

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