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Jerry Brown -- R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Whitman's Ex-Maid

9/29/2010 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Meg Whitman's rival Jerry Brown is wasting no time making hay off her undocumented worker scandal -- saying the former maid has a "compelling story."

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In a news release, the Democratic candidate for governor of California said he wants Nicky Diaz Santillan to be "treated with respect and dignity as this story unfolds."

Brown added, "After more than a year of Whitman demanding immigration policy that 'holds employers accountable,' we learn that accountability doesn't extend to her own actions."

Whitman's camp claims Santillan lied about her immigration status ... and they believe they have the documents to prove it.


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31.

work4$23/hr    

I have often wondered why it is that the conservatives are called the “right” and the liberals are called the “left.”
By chance stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:

Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV)
“The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.”

I'm out of work - for $23/hr call me. I can push a mop both left and right.

1402 days ago
32.

Who'sThat    

i don't live in Cali so i have no clue who these people are...nor do i care...

however, doesn't the agency that send these people for the employment have the responsibility to do the background checks? when someone needs an employee and have the agency send over qualified people, they are assumed to be already completely checked out. that's why you use an agency, so you don't have to do all that work yourself?

of course, if it was something more important like watching my child, i may do additional check but for a housekeeper? probably not!

1402 days ago
33.

beachgal    

Whitman would further destroy California if elected, she is bad news on so many levels.

1402 days ago
34.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

EXCUSE ME BUT A US CITIZEN NEEDED THAT HOUSEKEEPING JOB TO GET THEIR HOME OUT OF FORECLOSURE...THEN YOU SPEND MILLION'S ON A CAMPAIGN..BUT YOU WON'T PAY DECENT WAGES TO A US CITIZEN ...BUT YOU WANT THE VOTE... ARE YOU ROTTEN...FAME FORTUNE SUCCESS..DO NOT FORSAKE THE UNITED STATES CITIZENS ANY LONGER..CHECK IT....STOP SELLING OUT THE UNITED STATES CITIZENS...IT HURTS SO BAD...SELL OUTS..

1402 days ago
35.

ATG    

This is the best Moonbeams goons can do?

Like its Megs fault illegal that aliens are flooding this state.

If the feds and state authorities did their jobs this would be a non-issue. " Sanctuary cities " is a term that sickens me.

Seems that Jerry Brown is AG and she is committing fraud and crime by using bogus identity. So, go get her Moonbeam.

1402 days ago
36.

MizGayle    

You gotta wonder how much the Jerry Brown camp paid her to do this. He had to do something since he got clobbered in the debate.

1402 days ago
37.

JRinBellingham    

What I like best about Whitman is that she has proven that as long as you're a woman, you can hit somebody in the workplace and nobody takes it seriously. She's moving women one step ahead of men in the battle for dominion of the sexes. Sure, men can always tie a woman up and get what they want at any given time, and that counts big in men's favor, but women are learning to use the social sympathy card to get away with anything, so long as they believe in the power of Jesus, the Constutition (how do you spell that again?), and the backing of people who care more about which team she's on than what she actually does with her life/time.

1402 days ago
38.

sliky    

I do not think that Brown is a moron like someone has described… I believe the real moron who spends millions of dollars out of her own money for a job that pays nothing … you tell me how good of a business strategy is that… yet can’t win … Democracy my ASZ

1402 days ago
39.

Bubbles    

Meg Whitman wants one set of laws for us, and one set of laws for people like her. If the social security office sent Whitman a letter seven years ago telling her that the woman's social security number was fake, then Meg knew that the woman could have been here illegally. Plus many people who hire illegal immigrants do it through agencies or independent contractors so that can say they didn't know the person was illegal.

Also, is there actual proof that the woman was paid $23.00 an hour? I doubt she was paid that much . Putting that high wage on paper is another way of saying that you didn't know you were employing an illegal immigrant.

OK, but what gets me is that after employing this woman for nine years to clean her house and take care of her children, she says to her, "I don't know you, and you don't know me. Understand?"

That's just cold. The woman is a human being. Meg should have just come clean about this at the beginning of the campaign. Now she looks like a liar and a hypocrite. Just like Mike Huffington did.

And you know if Jerry Brown had employed an illegal, Meg Whitman would have run commercials about it 24/7, so I don't feel sorry for her.

1402 days ago
40.

FlyDiesel    

So Allred, a Democrat superdelegate who contributed to Brown's campaign, didn't tell him she was about to nail Whitman 2 days after the debate. Of course. So Brown could then make this honest, heartfelt appeal to treat an illegal immigrant with respect, because he cares.

Allred makes her living hunting down hapless losers to treat as clients so she can extort rich people; err, escuse me, richer people. Doesn't that mean she knowingly employed an illegal immigrant?

1402 days ago
41.

Scott    

Gloria needs to go crawl under the rock that she slithered out from under, next Diaz and her sister need to go to prison for fraud and then Diaz needs to be sent back to Mexico. If she has any anchor babies they too need to go. As far as Whitman goes, after reading more of the story than posted here the IRS does not think that a letter was sent if Whitman had less than 10 employees at her house. We will have to see what proof is there. Jerry Brown is just a big mistake - it would have been nice if his parent believe in abortion.

1402 days ago
42.

Abel    

Meg knew about this issue in 2009, why didn't she tell the public her own story early in the campaign. Why hide it if it was a mistake. This is a terrible political mistake to think it would not be exposed near Nov 2nd. Campaign manager Pete Wilson how could you let this happen to a political newcomer.

1402 days ago
43.

Abel    

She probably was not the only illegal to work for Meg. She better check all the gardeners that worked for her in the past. The Social Security office probably notified Meg years ago about the workers social security number not matching the workers name. If Meg failed to pay the worker for all her hours, the state labor board may investigate.

This worker may cost Meg 120 million!!!! ouch!

1402 days ago
44.

Abel    

Meg should have made this mistake public early in her campaign. This was a huge political mistake that may cost her 120 million !!!

Really!!! a New York Times story reported that she had to pay a $200,000 settlement to a former employee for shoving an employee. Wow! she can shove me any day!!!

1402 days ago
45.

roko    

the news states jerry has respect for megs lying maid, i can understand that,jerry is a long time liar. how low will jerry go? have her deported or jailed.come on america stand for something or fall for anything

1402 days ago
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