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 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. [Diaz' attorney] Allred said that Whitman... 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.
It's the last claim which, if true, gives this story legs.
Otherwise, this is just a bit of circus freakery knocking Whitman off her game a month before the election and the day after a key debate performance few if any think she won.
The general and growing ugliness of the picture of a stinking rich dot.bomb narcissist thinking she can buy the governor's mansion after thirty years without so much as voting by carpet-bombing the tee vee with millions of dollars of ads for months and months, and now possibly revealed to be true-to-type mistreating precarious laborers in a browning state can't be doing ewMeg any favors either.