Saturday, October 2, 2010

GOP Version of Don't Ask - Don't Tell

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Meg Whitman is having a helluva time trying to buy the governorship of California.  She has spent in excess of one hundred and twenty million dollars of her own money on the election and is still taking a beating.  Meggie, being a Republican, has to make a lot of noise about being tough on illegal immigration, but at the same time, she has to stay rational enough not to offend the millions of Latinos living in California legally who are registered to vote.  So when news broke this week that Meggie's housekeeper of over nine years was an illegal immigrant, the stumbling politician didn't know whether to crap or go blind.

It turns out that Whitman had fired the housekeeper, someone she considered a part of her "extended" family, when she realized that the employee didn't have the proper paperwork to be in the country - and could be a potential campaign liability.  (She came to that realization nine years after she hired the poor woman, and just as she was entering the political arena.) This week the housekeeper, Nicky Diaz Santillan, got a good lawyer and went public with her allegation that the governor wannabe had thrown her out "like a piece of trash."  So much for extended relations with that family!  Whitman and her husband spent the remainder of the week tripping over each other's lies as they tried to put the controversy behind them without offending every Latino and every white cracker in the state.

Mitt Romney, the man who would be President if Americans just had the good sense to elect another simpleton child of privilege, got in a similar position a couple of years ago when it was revealed that he had undocumented Guatemalan's taking care of his lawn.

Republicans may not know the value of everything, but they do know that undocumented  workers are a bargain, and they snap them up whenever they can.  Those folks work for less than the going wage because they fear deportation, and they work hard.  What's not to love about that?

The secret to getting away with the use of these damned-near-indentured-servants is just not to ask too many questions, and then play dumb as hell if they get busted..  It is a Republican take on the game of "Don't Ask - Don't Tell!"

Jan Brewer, who's cleaning your toilets?  Pa Rock wants to know.

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