September 30th, 2010
03:43 PM ET
4 years ago

Meg Whitman offers to take polygraph test on maid charges

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) – Meg Whitman, California's Republican nominee for governor, denied Thursday ever seeing a letter from the federal government questioning her former housekeeper's Social Security number.

Whitman said she would be willing to take a polygraph test, to prove that she was "really stunned" to learn just last year that Nicky Diaz Santillan was an undocumented worker.

"If it comes to that, I would be delighted to do that," Whitman said at a news conference.

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Filed under: 2010 • California • Meg Whitman
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  1. James Brooklyn N.Y.

    She is a republican. All republicans lie so much they believe everything they say is true. And when you take this test if you believe a lie is the truth then the test wont pick it up.

    September 30, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  2. gt

    thats fair ..and if the girl is a liar deport her back to where she came from, on the first bus out ... thats fair...

    September 30, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  3. LouAz

    I'm shocked – shocked – to learn that there is gambling going on here at Ricks !
    Here are you winnings, sir.
    Probably badly remembered from the movie Casablanca, but I'm sure Ms Whitman remembers it as well.

    September 30, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  4. stufit

    Poor Ms. Whitman, the truth does not matter to Democrat liberals. The important thing to them is that they tarred you with the help of their supporter in the MSM. And their supporters cannot get sober long enough to get anything more than a salacious headline. After all it is the end of the month, welfare check time.

    September 30, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  5. Tenisha

    I had an opinion about Meg Whitman as most Americans do be it negative or positive. Every time she opens her mouth ' I want to say please shut up lady you know nothing about helping the middle class and we would be absolutely insane to vote for you'. That part has not changed, However I did empathize with her after the nanny decides to have a nervous breakdown of tears on national television when she was caught defrauding someone into hiring her, and I really saw the insantity take a step up when the abulance chaser name Gloria Alred was sitting next to with the ever so generic comforting look. Gloria Allred is not just a stop sign but a blazing red light.

    September 30, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  6. picturethisifyouwill

    What's the matter NutMeg, not feeling so confident so you pull out the ole lie test line?

    September 30, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  7. vic, Nashville TN

    She know how to pass the polygraph test

    She didn’t ask the papers for 8 years, simple any Americans first question they will ask their employee
    Do you have paper to work here?

    September 30, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  8. Bill

    You know. I wasn't going to vote for either candidates, but with this recent cheap trick the Brown campaign and Democrats are playing, I will go out and vote for Whitman. I'm so tired of this sort of dirty politics. I hope the rest of California will see this for what it is. The timing on this gave it NO credibility at all. The lawyer for this maid will get her wish of destroying Whitman, and the poor maid is being used with a promise to probably get some sort of payment, from the lawyer or Whitman (by law suit), in return. It's a shame! Gloria Allred need to get a life and the poor maid need to see that she's being used for political gains.

    September 30, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  9. Debbie

    Yes I find it suspect the maid is just now coming out BUT that does not preclude Whitman from concealing the fact from the voting public. Polygraphs are not always admitted into court. It depends on who gives the test, who purchases the test, etc. It does not matter WHEN Whitman found out the woman was illegal or that she was shocked or not. The maid at this point can be deported and is of no consequence. What matters is that Whitman is running on a platform with a strong emphasis on immigration and she hid it from the voting public. First we find out she is a non-voter showing lack of respect for democracy and now we find she conceals information. It casts major doubts in my mind as to trusting Whitman at all.

    September 30, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  10. D. Bunker

    "OFFERED" to take a polygraph?!? Here's a clue, crazy billionaire lady trying to buy your way in: Shake a few hundred dollars out of your purse and pay for a polygraph yourself. No one's stopping you, so get right on it!

    September 30, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  11. key

    a pathological liar doesn't know the truth from a lie.

    September 30, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  12. Rachel

    I find it rather funny that's jerry brown's buddy lawyer for tiger's mistresses was rubbing her back. When she was found out to be illegal whether Meg hired knowing that or not why was the nanny not sent on the first bus south of the border?

    September 30, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  13. Tim in Omaha

    Amazing how many replies say she's a pathological liar and therefore can pass a polygraph. Would you say the same for your candidate (no matter who they are since many of you believe ALL politicians are liars)? Or is it only the people you don't agree with that are automatically a "pathological liar?"

    Clearly none of you has ever actually taken a poly. (yes, I have for security clearances)

    September 30, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  14. Whatever

    Why does everyone think that the Democrats or Brown are behind this? Obviously she did not pay off the woman – so hired the attorney that guarantees pay offs!!! Whitman could be behind this for sympathy votes?!! LOL Get a grip folks... Brown has nothing to gain from this. I'm not in CA but I'm more upset at the hundreds of millions being spent by this candidate. If she was that good she would not need to spend that much money! Her record would show that as the former CEO of Ebay. My goodness – and she is a conservative?! HA! I thought they saved money!!! She is spending it like it is fountain of youth! She could have actually put some of that money into the state budget and would have kept several hundred if not thousands of CA residents employed!!!

    September 30, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "Poor Ms. Whitman, the truth does not matter to Democrat liberals."

    I absolutely does. Call her bluff and polygraph her during a deposition. File the suit tomorrow...you can get discovery rolling full steam within the next week or so.

    September 30, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |