I don’t get this whole business about employing illegal aliens. I mean, do all wealthy/powerful people do this? Where do they find them? Both Chavez and Whitman claim that they were just being compassionate and helping them out… but, what, the people just showed up on the doorstep one day? Portuguese immigrants are roaming New Jersey looking for shelter and assistance? It all seems very dodgy. (Sidenote: What’s with Salon calling her “Christie Whitman”? I thought her name was “Christine Todd Whitman.” When a woman keeps her maiden name, she intends for you to use it.)