The message for politicians on the issue of undocumented workers really is a simple one: open your mouth and make a proclamation about how how its wrong to allow people into the country without papers -- even for the jobs everyone else shuns -- and you are subject to closer scrutiny. Speak out against employers who hire undocumented workers and you are definitely fair game for the "gotcha" of hypocrisy.
You ought to be able to come up with something more than "aw geez" when confronted though.
But here's the kicker for me:
Another compassionate conservative?
The one legal Guatemalan immigrant interviewed by the Globe, who has done work at the Romney property numerous times, has been a constant presence at the landscaping company. But he said Saenz regularly hired illegal workers to work alongside him. He said exchanges with the governor on the property are rare.
"The one who talks to us is the wife," said the legal immigrant. "She asks how we are."