The brain of Pat Wiggins accused of new FPPC violations

Senator MacNeil

I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together, or some such weird shit.

A complaint filed with the Fair Political Practices Commission alleges Senator Pat Wiggins’ chief of staff broke California law by misusing personal information from a legislative database to raise money for her now abandoned re-election campaign.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that Sean MacNeil, above left, directed a legislative aide “on numerous occasions to gather personal information on officials across the North Coast using the Legislative Constituent Management System,” information Wiggins subsequently used to invite people to host or attend fundraising events on her behalf.

The mayor and vice mayor of Napa were among those concerned that their personal information may have been misused when Wiggins called “out of the blue” asking them to support her campaign.

Both, by the way, declined.

These are not the first allegations of impropriety to be lodged against MacNeil, who is credited by insiders with keeping Wiggins’ legislative agenda on track despite her worsening signs of dementia.

According to the Press Democrat, in 2002 MacNeil signed the name “Sean Wiggins” to the senator’s statement of economic interest. When  he was caught and asked to resubmit the document with Wiggins’ signature, he forged her name and turned it in again.

FPPC attorneys concluded at the time, “Unfortunately, he did not appreciate the seriousness of his actions, and instead of rectifying his mistake at that time, he repeated it.”

The aide who blew the whistle this time around was Dave Kinst, a self-described “definition of a disgruntled employee,” who said that didn’t make his accusations less true.

Still,  let’s wait to see how the FPPC responds. This whole thing could be–as they say–bullshit.

Photo burgled from here.

35 Responses

  1. It’s all fun and games until you go and piss off Dave the intern.

  2. Damn, dude. That’s what we should have titled it. Well thanks for showing us up anyway. Yeah. Appreciate it.

  3. Do you think Berg is still trying to force her out early? After the party shoved Berg of the dock it doesn’t seem like she has much chance of getting an appointment anyway. It would probably go to Evans at this point, as it should.

  4. unfuckingbelievable

  5. My guess is that her staff has been running the asylum for the better part of her term in office.

  6. Kinda like when we had our first female president, Nancy Reagan.

  7. she did a better job than billary

  8. Well, that’s no surprise, after all, the Clintons did not have a personal astrologer.

  9. Correction – I forgot Edith Wilson, so Nancy Reagan was our second female president. Sorry Edith.

  10. Oh yeah? Well what about Dolly Madison?? She quilted and made scrumptious snack cakes, if memory serves.

  11. Chris Crawford, calling a Democrat insane?

    Why, that’s like calling Chris Crawford–Chris Crawford.

  12. Nonsense.


  13. Chriscrawford, Chriscrawford, everyone knows
    Chriscrawford Chriscrawford he really blows.
    Humboldtians run for the hills don’t you know….
    When Chris goes Oom Pah Pah.

  14. Take heart, Chris. When they can only reply with cheap insults and lame prose, you’ve won.

    Why don’t you try responding with a salient point, turtle?

  15. Without cheap insults and lame prose, this blog wouldn’t exist.

  16. It’s from Oliver, 1:12. In context, they call it “musical parody”.

    You mean, salient– like “staff has been running the asylum?”

  17. Indeed I do, turtle. Wiggins has been unable to do her job for some time now, and evidence is strong that is due to some kind of mental incapacity.

    Evidence is also strong that her staff has been running things in her stead, with improprieties occurring rather often, so it seems.

  18. It’s Kaaaa! HsssssSSSSSSSSSSSSSSsssssss…

    Chriscrawford, Chriscrawford, everyone knows
    Chriscrawford Chriscrawford he really blows.
    Humboldtians run for the hills don’t you know….
    When Chris goes Oom Pah Pah.

  19. Thanks again for proving my point.

  20. Yes. Which was, again?

  21. That you’re an idiot. Even for a turtle.


  22. You are the one talking to a turtle.

  23. I’m gonna sic my facebook friends on you!

  24. Ok, that was funny.

    I’m idiot as well. Guess it takes one to know one. Hugs.

  25. The turtle makes lemonade out of lemons.

  26. So much excitement for a Sunday! Fortunately it sounds like we’re all BFFs again. Hugs to all!!

  27. FPPC violations you say? How about felony violations? Box number five on that form is the verification section that one must sign under penalty of perjury.

    Here Sean McNiel 1) forges her name 2) under penalty of perjury and 3) submits it to an investigative agency.

    He could be looking at about 3 felonies here. Oops for Sean. Really pretty dumb under the circumstances. Risking prison to keep the puppet in office to run through legislation that not only couldn’t she write, but evidently couldn’t even understand. All under the guise of doing it “for the party.”

  28. You expected Wiggins staff to be anything other than criminal? Remember they ran her for State Senate knowing she has Alzheimer’s and wanted to run her again.

  29. How is she able to remain in office with a brain like Jello pudding? Well, I guess Ronald Reagan did the same thing.

  30. So who did the pushing, Anon? And fair enough about Kinst. He sounds like a bit of a douchebag.

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