Wiggins Batshit Crazy Redux

This crazed look is only a byproduct of a hearing problem? Photo stolen from the Press Democrat.

Apparently California Sen. Pat Wiggins has moved slightly closer to being completely batshit crazy following an incident in Sacramento this week during a packed committee meeting.

The Press Democrat reported that she yelled repeatedly at a water container before charging at another senator. She had to be subdued by security.

According to the article, Wiggins aide David Miller downplayed the event as a byproduct of Wiggins’ unspecified “medical condition.”

Miller added that the condition “does not affect her ability to do her job as a senator. But it can make her irritable, and when she’s irritable, she lets it be known.”

The senator also has a well-documented hearing problem that her staff says can make it appear as if she is angry or disoriented when she is not.


42 Responses

  1. Sad. She’s a nice lady.

  2. Yes, she’s a fine lady and has been a good public servant who now, it appears, is suffering.

    But hey, we have the bugs to mock the ill! *hugs*

  3. if she is ill she should step down. until then, the batshit crazy senator deserves criticism

  4. Hank said it best – It took 2,700 words of that for her handlers to get the message — they wouldn’t be able to keep the lid on things throughout the coming election cycle, as they had been doing. Not even on in this area, where the incumbent Democrat is pretty much guaranteed reelection, so long as that Democrat isn’t term-limited out. So that is that, and hopefully the poor, suffering woman they’ve been propping up can get some treatment and rest. Unfortunately for her, it looks like someone made the decision that she’s going to serve out the remainder of her term.

    So we should have plenty of moments over the coming months to remember the ghouls and creeps who, in order to stay in power, keep a woman who is apparently in the grips of senile dementia in office, representing the North Coast in the upper body of the California State Legislature. I don’t know their names — they belong to a higher strata of the Sacramento atmosphere than I — but I hope they wake up every day proud of what they are accomplishing. What Wiggins did to deserve them I can’t fathom. She always seemed like a decent sort.

  5. As I’ve suggested before: Alzheimer’s?

    I hate to see things like this happening.

  6. Pat is a nice woman and has been a good legislator. Her husband has tried, but should not stand by and allow this to happen. She need need not be strolling the halls of the Capitol at this time.

  7. It is truly sad…and about the worst kept secret in the Capital.

    It comes down to a vote and a party line and I believe that if Pat was a republican…..nothing would change in any procedural way.

    She’s a sweet lady who once was smart and worked hard for her district. Hell…she was even a parachutist a long time ago. Darrell gets the vote and that’s all that matters and that is exactly what’s wrong with this twisted process. But, she has now become the poster child for just how dysfunctional the legislature has become.

    It’s not about Pat…it’s about an absence of leadership.

    There is no joy here bugs Just a shaking of cynical heads once more validated when the system lives down to our expectations

    Leave the character assassination to the Heraldas

    We have better things to do.

    The tragic reality is that, in her current state, Pat is no different than any other party loyalist. It’s more about per diems, office size and committee assignments than it is about representing those pesky voters in a district.

    Let’s honor her for her achievements and condemn the parties. All of them for their arrogance

  8. “Leave the character assassination to the Heraldas”

    You’re kidding, right?

    What a f’ing joke mirror

  9. Yep, dog, for the partisanship that will destroy us.

  10. fuck off anon

  11. Oh great. Yeah, she’s senile, but we should feel bad for her and overlook her “hearing problem” because we should be compassionate? And just because she’s writing laws, not actually dealing with people’s life and death, it doesn’t matter? Fuck you. I prefer my legislators to be competent, sane and acting in my best interest.

    Someone who is having yelling matches with inanimate objects is just cute and harmless. Fucking left-wing whackos.

  12. Can you find no compassion for a 69-year-old who is obviously suffering a form of slow-developing dementia? She’s also had hearing problems for years.

    Most of the time Senator Wiggins is lucid and able to perform her job. The moments like the water pitcher incident are few and far between. But they get blown out of proportion in the media, especially by Press-Democrat reporter Derek Moore.

    She only has nine months left to serve and she is not seeking re-election. Please try to find some compassion for her.

  13. You find some compassion, proggie – and allow her to step down and enjoy what is left of her life.

  14. Why not? It’s an American tradition! Look how long Strom Thurmond sat in the U.S. Senate. All of you right wing nuts crying foul after you spent decades keeping drooling ole Senator Segragation in his seat is truly priceless.

  15. Both Strom Thurmond and Wiggins are sad sad indicators of our political system: as long as the incompetent person is on our side they’re OK.

  16. I am sad for her and the Mirror for poking fun. Bad mojo guys.

  17. You have got to be kidding! Wiggins mental state is only at issue because she and others “in charge” have made it so. I feel sorry for her and her family about her condition. But she has to step down NOW.

  18. Do good, look good. Do Bad, look out.
    Be careful what you wish for.

  19. Steak and eggs: I have compassion for her. Very much compassion. One of my family suffered from the same thing. It was a sad day when we in the family took away his car keys. But we had the good judgment and guts to do it. Pat has dementia and is in office voting on things that effect my family. This isn’t right given her condition and its time to take her “car keys” too.

  20. last time I was subdued by security at a job they wouldn’t let me back to work. what gives?

  21. Aren’t most of our representatives under the influence of dimentia….or self ego….or something other than the constituents rights? I swear, when I vote for someone, after a while I wonder what the hell happened. They said this, now they are doing that? Wha,,,,?
    Can we please, please the people here of knowing the person representing us is not arguing with water pitchers, but has full representative cognition functioning. I am not saying I would be fit for the job….wine and all….but then, I did not ask for the job. But the friends and neighbors here voted for someone who no longer reflects her stated purpose. That means, those of her staff are putting her out there, with their own agenda. Please…fix this. NOW!

  22. It has nothing to do with her age! 42 years old or 82 years old it does not matter. She should resign immediately so the north coast can have competent representation during this budget cycle.

  23. I’m just glad she’s not my kids busdriver.

  24. The sad part is that she is still the author of a significant amount of legislation. Wanna bet that her staff is doing all the work? This shows the state of our legislature, a disgrace. Just let her present at a hearing without her staff whispering in her ear and we will see what she is really capable of.

  25. Reminds me of Ronald Regan’s last term as President. Sad.

  26. “Leave the character assassination to the Heraldas”

    First visit to this blog, Dog?

  27. Yeah, like keeping poor Kennedy on with his brain tumor.

  28. Yeah…first time for me.

    I cam looking for a few palm trees….seen any?

  29. Boy howdy. That is a really frightening photo of her! YOOW!

  30. This is so sad. She needs to step down. The people that are shoring her up just to propel the “agenda” are disgraceful. This is a sad disease, but those that are using her for their own agendas should be hauled out to the wood shed.

  31. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? (v.30)
    While the word [was] in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, [saying], O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. (v.31)
    And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling [shall be] with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. (v.32)
    The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ [feathers], and his nails like birds’ [claws]. (v.33) Daniel 4

  32. 8:28…wtf?

  33. She r 10 x’s more competent than the fucktard Cheesebro. Will the voters swallow his putrid load again ?

  34. Word.

  35. You are right on! But this county has kept his creepy ass at the trough for decades. Can’t someone step up to the plate-even though he will win because he’s a democrat.

  36. Sebourn is a wanker.

  37. Anybody but Cheesebro. Let him get a real job just once in his life.

  38. This is actually quite sad. It appears that she’s suffering from dementia (she’s almost 70 years old) and that it’s definitely time that her family help her step down as senator. While we should be compassionate for her situation it does not mean we should be acceptant of allowing someone who is suffering from mental illness to be voting on laws that will affect all of us. It’s time to get her some help, and not allow this to continue regardless of how well she has served in public office in the past.

  39. Sure… I have plenty of sympathy for those with medical and/or psychological disorders, but NOT when said person is in a position of power over other people.

    If you were about to take off on a airline flight & you learned that your pilot was a narcoleptic who had problems with depth perception, would you have the same “leave the poor suffering guy alone & give him a chance” attitude?

    … “she’s lucid MOST of the time”… (!?!). I think I expect a bit more than that from an elected official. She does deserve our sympathy, but let’s not force innocent citizens to be victims of this state’s “PC-run-amok” attitude.

  40. Speaking of Alzheimer’s patients, Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee chariman Milt Boyd made a spectacle of himself during the denial phase of Wiggins’ mental illness. If you haven’t heard, anyone who questioned Milt Boyd about the health of Wiggins was immediately yelled at, etc. Boyd is probably almost as mentally incapacitated at this point as Wiggins is.


  42. If she resigned, she would not be replaced and her district would suffer from no staff to serve constituents. Her staff is intimately familiar with her positions. Most legislation is written by staff under the member’s guidance anyway.

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