Gloria Allred - helping people in the land of opportunism, I'm sorry... the land of opportunity!
With a sleazy history of injecting herself into dicey cases for her own gain, this woman has again topped herself. She created the October surprise we have been waiting for, by trotting out Meg Whitman's fired maid, Nicandra Diaz-Santillan. The maid alleges abuse (of course) as she continued to work for Meg for nine years at $23 an hour... the kind of abuse that many would gladly take. Nikki probably didn't even realize she was abused until Gloria told her!
But why now? Why not last year when she was fired by Meg when her illegal status was revealed? Because of dirty politics. Allred is a donor to Jerry Brownís current campaign, and even donated to his past gubernatorial campaigns in the 1970s, and his bid for the Senate in the 1980's. She has given campaign contributions to the likes of John Kerry, Barbara Boxer, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, to name a few.
Meanwhile Moonbeam Jerry Brown, in yesterdays debate, said Whitman should own up to her mistake. Let's see what her mistake was.
She hired from an employment agency, required and was given proof of citizenship, a social security card and valid California Drivers license. She also was given a Federal Employee Eligibility Certification, signed by Nikki under penalty of perjury... all verified by the employment agency. She then over payed this woman for nine years ($23 per hour), and only fired her, as she should have, when Nikki revealed that she had lied all along, and that she was in the U.S. illegally.
Am I missing something? Where is the mistake that Meg should own up to? She did exactly what every other responsible citizen should do, and more than most ever do in California. Obviously Meg took extra steps to ensure that she would not be hiring an illegal alien. Unfortunately, many illegal aliens donít care whose Social Security number they use, whose identity they steal or what lies they must tell in order to deprive a deserving American a job.
The outcome I'd like to see? Meg becomes Governor, Jerry Brown gets a sweetheart job from the Unions that own him, and Nikki is prosecuted for lying and providing false documents. Only in the minds of the warped left, would this overpaid maid be a victim.
By the way, look for more October surprises, as Democrats look for anything they can... real or made up... to smear Republicans. You can't really blame them. What else could they do - run on support of Obamacare, the Stimulus, or Cap and Trade? Of course not, so get ready for a whole lot of dirty politics!