Podcast: Meg and the Maid

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Consider this to be a podcast focused on three big questions: what actually happened? Who orchestrated the revelation of all of this? And how did the political candidate at the center of it all react?

If you don't know that we're talking about Meg Whitman and the swirl of stories surrounding her former housekeeper, then this Capital Notes Podcast may not be for you.

Capitol Weekly's Anthony York and I try to sift through the issues and allegations that have been dominating discussion of the governor's race for the last few days -- days so full of points and counterpoints that Tuesday's gubernatorial debate feels as though it happened a month ago.

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About John Myers

John Myers is senior editor of KQED's new multimedia California Politics & Government Desk.  He has covered California politics for most of the past two decades -- serving previously as Sacramento bureau chief for KQED News and, most recently, as political editor for KXTV News10 (ABC) in Sacramento. He moderated the only gubernatorial debate of 2014, and was named one of the nation's top statehouse reporters by The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @johnmyers.
  • ric822

    You can argue that Whitman did know or did not know depending on if you do or do not support her. Two things are clear. The maid is here illegally and Attorney General Brown has yet to request that the maid be deported. Is it not Attorney General Brown’s duty to enforce the law?

  • Lea

    That is a good question. Why has Brown not asked that the maid be deported ? Does he not care about federal laws ?

    He should be taken to task for this.

  • Linda Craig

    Love this program, look forward to it every week.

  • Montana

    Meg, Meg, Meg, where do I start, you have reportedly spent $119 million of your own money to get elected Governor but you personally went out, interviewed and hire yourself a 15 hour a week maid/ housekeeper instead of hiring a service like Maid Brigade, Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean, talk about being a cheap bastard (or better yet clean your own house and raise your own kids). But it does not stop there, after she worked for you for nine years you would not help her in getting legalized? Wow, what a WITCH, of course I meant it with a “B”.

    But your comments on holding employers accountable for hiring undocumented workers real takes the cake, I assume you exempt yourself and your husband, or will you be turning yourself in.

    Meg on holding employers accountable:

    Meg, nine years this maid was in your house, in your house and you failed to learn this major thing about her, come on this sounds like a huge lie on your part, especially when you admit that your husband signed the notification letter.

    Meg you think you can buy the election, but what puzzles many is if you real cared and loved California then why not do your civic duty and vote, seems more rhetoric than anything else. In good times we might give you a try but not in our disaster mode that we find ourselves in after that so-called outsider Independent Republican, named Arnold Schwarzenegger (sold to us by radio personalities John and Ken), ruined our state, yah we will trust another one of you liars, think not. And another thing nine years this maid was in your house, in your house and you failed to learned this major thing about her, come on this sounds like a huge lie on your part.

    Ebay paid out $200,000 because Nutmeg assaulted an employee, so it’s not the first time she has mistreated an employee. Good luck winning Nutmeg, money won’t buy you admiration from the majority just from the Gay Old Party (GOP).