In an election year this is the time for an “October Surprise” some sensational and often irrelevant revelation to distract voters from serious issues.
This year, there are October Surprises from coast-to-coast, there are a lot of incumbents that don’t want to talk about serious issues, especially their own track records.
This years October Surprise which is getting the biggest play in the media is the revelation that California Gubernatorial Candidate Meg Whitman, once employed a housekeeper for $23.00 an hour who turned out to be an undocumented immigrant.
Its great political theater as activist lawyer Gloria Allerd puts her protective arm around Nicky Diaz-Santillan after going public that she falsified Social Security information under the penalties of perjury–a felony. Gloria Allred should be ashamed of herself, putting her client at risk of deportation.
Social Security Administration document showing that Nicky Diaz Santillan lied to both GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Meg Whitman and to the federal government providing fictitious documents regarding her immigration status.
Why is Nicky Diaz-Santillan unhappy for earning $23.00 an hour for housekeeping? Maybe she is unhappy that Meg Whitman terminated her after she discovered that her housekeeper was an illegal immigrant, who had provided her with fictitious documents in order to obtain employment?
What is Meg Whitman guilty of? Not being able to tell false documents from real ones? Is that what voters are supposed to use to determine who to vote for as Governor of California next month?
October Surprises are especially phony when they are used on behalf of someone with a long track record in government like Jerry Brown, who has held government jobs ranging from Mayor of Oakland, Attorney General and former California Governor.
What did Jerry Brown do the last time he was Governor? That should tell us a lot more than whether Meg Whitman is a document expert—she is not running for a job as a document expert.
One politically appointment by Governor Jerry Brown, ought to tell us a lot about his ideology. Jerry Brown’s most infamous was making Rose Elizabeth Bird who served as the first woman on the California Supreme Court becoming Chief Justice—During the 1980’s Chief Justice Rose Bird became a controversial figure because of her intransigent opposition to capital punishment, of the 61 death penalty cases appealed to the California Supreme Court, Bird voted to vacate each death penalty case that she reviewed substituting her own liberal opinions and ideas. In 1986 by a margin of 67 to 33 percent, Justice Bird became the first California Chief Justice booted out of office by the voters for being a soft on crime liberal activist Jurist.
Full article here Red Herring Politics by Thomas Sowell, Ph.D –National Review