What gets me is this - the housekeeper surfaces with celebrity attorney Gloria Allred in tow, in the middle of an election where one of the hottest debates centers on illegal immigration. It seems a little bit opportunistic to me.
However, I don't live in California and therefore I won't be affected by the decision made on November 2nd, therefore I can be objective.
Now, Whitman claims that she didn't know that the housekeeper was illegal. However, there's allegedly a letter from the government asking for social security verification that was overlooked.
In the end, any claims that a powerful billionaire like Meg Whitman even employed an illegal immigrant is going to hurt them with the Hispanic voting base. In California, that can be deadly for a campaign. Whitman and Jerry Brown were tied at the last polling. Will that change now after the housekeeper scandal? Only time will tell.