Yesterday, perhaps unaware that the Kansas City Star had actually spoken with the woman he told then-INS Commissioner Gene McNary had "done some work for [then wife] Roseann," the Roy Blunt campaign issued a blanket denial that Dora Narvaez ever worked for him or his family.
In the words of campaign spokesman Rich Chrismer, such allegations were "just plain crazy" because "This person never worked for the Blunts...She simply helped out at a couple of church events." (Never mind that an official letter from Secretary of State Blunt led with the sentence, "Dora Narvaez has done some work for Roseann.")
Speaking to the Post-Dispatch editorial board today, Blunt said his family never had a "housekeeper," though they did occasionally have someone, Blunt said, clean their home.
But Blunt said neither he, Roseann or their three children remember Narvaez filling that role.
"We often had somebody who would come in maybe twice a month," Blunt said. "None of us remember her ever doing that."
Blunt added: "I don't know if I ever met the woman."
How 'bout that?