What do you do if you’re a reasonably honest thinker, forced to quarrel with your own political party — you start weaseling, that’s what you do. Rick Oltman has been forced to confront the fact that Meg Whitman did absolutely nothing wrong with regard to her housekeeper. I commend Oltman for his honesty. However, he made that honesty petty by simultaneously acknowledging that Whitman was correct, but still refusing to admit that she was worthy of any defense. It’s all there, in the second paragraph:
THE Meg Whitman-illegal immigrant housekeeper story continues to entertain. The real story has been missed in the coverage of this gotcha game that is being played for obvious political reasons.
I am not defending Meg Whitman. But, from what I can deduce from all the news coverage, interviews and documents that have been presented on television and on the Internet, she did what she was supposed to do when hiring an employee.
Read the rest here.
(The one thing I’ll concede is that, given that Oltman is affiliated with groups opposed to illegal immigration, he may be trying to shy away from harming Whitman’s campaign by speaking out openly in her favor. That’s just supposition, though.)