It’s amazing how many Republican politicians have gone down in flames over the years because they talked a lot of shit about immigration and then turned out to have an illegal housecleaner. Some examples:
- Meg Whitman, Republican candidate for governor of California, 2010
- Andy Puzder, Trump pick for Labor Secretary, 2017
- Tom Tancredo, long-time Republican congressman from Colorado and one of the worst of the hypocritical people in the area of pushing anti-immigrant policies and then hiring them. He bragged about turning in a high school student when an article about him receiving an honors scholarship mentioned that he was in the US illegally–and then got busted hiring illegal immigrants to work on his mansion.
I’ll point out here that two of Bill Clinton’s nominees for Attorney General (the highest law-enforcement office in the United States) went down over illegal nannies–and I’ll also point out that unlike the Republicans, they were not hiring illegal immigrants while hypocritically talking trash about hiring illegal immigrants. Of course, most past misdeeds seem less relevant under the Trump administration, which seems positively gleeful about being a bunch of crooks, bigots, and–I suspect we’ll soon know clearly–traitors.
On that note, here’s a nice post from the France Says blog on the subject of French vocabulary related to people who clean things. Enjoy–and if you’re going to hire illegal aliens to work for you, have the grace not to build your career on talking about how bad they are!
Source: Bon ménage