Skip to comments.[CA State Senator, Carole] Migden staffers sent home after screaming incident, source says
Posted on 08/23/2008 11:59:36 AM PDT by SmithL
State Senate officials told Sen. Carole Migden's Capitol staff to go home for the week Thursday after the combustible San Francisco Democrat was overheard berating them.
Enedina Hidalgo, the director of personnel for the state Senate, was in the hallway when she heard Migden screaming at the staff, according to a witness to the event. The source said Hidalgo later entered the office while the senator was not present on Thursday, informing the staff of their rights.
Soon after, Hidalgo returned to Migden's office with Tony Beard Jr., the chief sergeant-at-arms of the state Senate. They told staff members to pack up their belongings and then helped them out of the building, the witness said.
A spokeswoman for Migden, Tracy Fairchild, declined comment and referred all questions about the incident to Senate Rules Committee officials, who also declined comment.
It was the latest transgression for Migden, whose decade in the Capitol has been marked by controversy, volatile behavior and high staff turnover amid complaints that she is unreasonably demanding and verbally abusive.
In June, she became the first sitting legislator in a dozen years to lose a re-election bid in her own party's primary. Her fellow Democrats campaigned against her, in part, on character issues. She will leave office in November.
Migden suffered a bout of bad publicity during the campaign, especially surrounding an erratic 30-mile drive last May on Interstate 80 in which she careened off the center divider and later rear-ended a car with her state-owned sport-utility vehicle.
She pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless driving and suggested that medicine she was taking for leukemia may have contributed to the episode.
She also was fined a record $350,000 by the Fair Political Practices Commission for campaign finance violations.
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How many beers would it take...?
change suffered to created
They don’t MAKE that much beer!
A-B doesn’t brew enough!!
Ask Bill Clinton.
I don’t know, but she’s “GUILTY”.
She looks fine to me. /sarc
Gag...but I'm sure it's a nice person
Finally, the NINTH sentence reveals she’s a (D)
If she was an (R) it would be the first or second sentence.
Boy, these Dems are consistent, in their consistently troubled existences.....the beat goes on....and come November, with a resounding defeat, whether it’s Obama or Hillary, the Dem party will itself install a few more nails in its coffin.
I don’t think I could do it. By the time I got enough beer in me, I would be on the verge of puking or passing out, and well past the point where I could still rise to the occasion.
what a mutt....
Is that Phil Spector in drag?
She's lesbian. Men and straight women are safe.
Darn. I was going to criticize posters for picking on her looks. But, doggone, she really does look like Phil Spector in drag.
She looks like a drug addict.
It's an academic question unless you're a female, Bobkk.
Google "Carole Migden" and check some of the videos of her in action.
For those of us in the rest of America who wonder how California got to where it is, Carole Migden and others like her are the answer.
Make that how many bags....
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