The Wiggins Affair
The North Coast Journal already covered this and there's been coverage in some local papers. The Santa Rosa Press- Democrat published this editorial on the issue yesterday. I guess I should throw in my two cents worth on our very own State Senator, Pat Wiggins, gaffe in a committee meeting the other day.
A lot of people are all upset about her telling someone testifying at the committee meeting she felt his arguments were "bullshit". Well, as you can imagine, that doesn't bother me all that much. I'm much more concerned that she apparently feels that way in regards to the guy's arguments that poorer people were affected much more negatively than others by some global warming legislation the committee was considering.
It's hard to say whether the senator actually wasn't concerned with how the legislation affected people in the poorer communities or she felt, somehow, the guy disagreed with her views on global warming and went off on the guy for that. Seems to me that dismissing the guy for testimony she didn't like should be the real concern.
As far as there being a medical problem with Senator Wiggins, who knows? I suppose the people do have a right to have some idea of what might be wrong with their State Senator. My gut feeling, just from what I've read, is maybe early onset of Alzheimer's Disease, or something along that line, and I don't say that in jest. I've known a few people with Alzheimer's. One thing in common with all of them is they started having problems recognizing people. Senator Wiggins seems to be having such problems.
Something seems to be changing her behavior. I suppose we'll find out eventually.