The eMeg/Maidgate kerfuffle reminds me of a comment Newt Gingrich made to his second wife, after he gave a speech on “family values” and she found out he was cheating on her.

She said, “How do you give that speech and do what you’re doing?”

“It doesn’t matter what I do,” he [Gingrich] answered. “People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.

You see, the rules never apply to these hypocrites. Rules, laws, values, ethics, standards — they’re for the little people.

What’s indisputable is that Whitman knew at least 15 months ago that she had employed an illegal immigrant for nine years, yet publicly continued to bash the employment of illegal immigrants. [...]

During the primary, the campaign ran a TV ad featuring former Gov. Pete Wilson, the champion of Proposition 187, assuring Republicans that Whitman would be “tough as nails on illegal immigration.”

Except on herself. It’s not her fault!

“Jerry, you should be ashamed [putting] her deportation at risk,” Whitman told Brown in the Fresno debate.

Brown then got off the best line of either debate: “Don’t run for governor if you can’t stand up on your own two feet and say, ‘Hey, I made a mistake….’

“You have blamed her, blamed me, blamed the left, blamed the unions. But you don’t take accountability.”

The party of personal responsibility strikes again.