The Wiggins Story: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat publishes a massive 2,700 word article on Sen. Pat Wiggins' odd behavior and apparently serious health problems. To its credit, the P-D goes into some detail on the mechanics of the cover-up undertaken by friends and associates, including the incredible allegation that Senate President Darrell Steinberg has gone so far as to ban hearings of the Senate Local Government Committee, which Wiggins chairs, from broadcast on the state public access channel.
If true, Steinberg's actions seem to be a result of an incident familiar to Blogthing readers -- the time that Wiggins freaked out on a pastor in the middle of his testimony. Then as now, a sizable portion of the party apparat said "Hey, that's just Pat! She calls 'em like she sees 'em!"
This article is a must-read. Wiggins will run for reelection in 2010. Dems: Be afraid.