Notice something missing from the] paragraph in an article on how 1970s California governor Jerry Brown and businesswoman Meg Whitman addressed the issue of the latter’s housekeeper in their recent debate?
The housekeeper’s lawyer has also argued that Whitman and her husband should have known her immigration status due to a Social Security Administration mailed to their house in 2003.
Well, you’re right, there are several things missing.
First, writer Jordan Fabian fails to identify the political affiliation of the housekeeper’s lawyer, refusing to even name her, making her seem like a dispassionate practitioner of the law. We all know that Gloria Allred is a Democratic partisan who filed a similar suit the last time a non-incumbent Republican was making a big for the Governor’s chair. And she supports Whitman’s opponent Jerry Brown. (Kind of important when you’re filing a suit –with much fanfare — so close to a contested election.)
Not just that. If this attorney believes “Whitman and her husband should have known” their housekeeper’s immigration status, then said attorney knows she represents a client who falsified documents and continued in said deception for nearly the entirety of a decade.
UPDATE: We do find some balance on the web. Over at AOL’s Politic Daily, Bonnie Goldstein provides some needed contest and calls out Miss Allred out:
When the housekeeper confessed she’d been lying, Whitman “immediately terminated Nicky’s employment.” Saying “it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done,” Whitman added she “considered Nicky a friend and a part of our extended family.” . . . .
Whatever her motivation for the explosive betrayal, Diaz’ own actions now put her at risk for arrest and deportation. Momentum for the accusations and suspiciously timed revelations seem to be orchestrated by her lawyer, Gloria Allred. (Allred is known for inserting herself into high-profile disputes.)
Read the whole thing.
Yup, that’s right, friends, in her zeal to put herself in front of the TV cameras, while helping her candidate for Governor, this housekeeper’s attorney has put her client at risk for arrest and deportation. What a great way to represent your client, Gloria.
But, then, for Gloria, it’s not really about advocating for her client, but instead about promoting her political party. Oh, and maintaining her media presence.