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Carole Migden from San Francisco has no identifiable qualification that I ever saw (and I used to live there), except she is another angry GAY from there.

Elected for PC reasons for what I can see.

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Once again, politicians are 'protecting the little people'.

Mandatory term-limits is the only solution. "Professional" politician is an oxymoron.

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Oh! wow... stood up too quick.........
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Lawmaker who voted to ban cell phones while driving -- rear-ends car while talking on cell phone...

Vallejo woman reportedly suffered minor injuries Friday when her car was rear-ended by an SUV driven by a state senator talking on a cell phone while driving through Solano County.

State Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco, was driving her new state-issued 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV at 10:40 a.m. on eastbound Highway 12 at Beck Avenue when she rear-ended Ellen Butawan, 31, of Vallejo, California Highway Patrol Officer Marvin Williford said.
Butawan's 2005 Honda sedan was slowing behind a 2003 GMC Savana van that had stopped at a red light, Williford said. The impact forced Butawan's car into the rear of the van, driven by Bob Jordan, 57, of Turlock.
Butawan complained of pain after the three-vehicle smashup and went to NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield after the crash as a precautionary measure, Williford said.
Migden, 58, accepted blame Friday for the accident.
The collision remains under investigation, but it appears Migden took the wrong exit, inadvertently going on the eastbound I-80 connector onto eastbound Highway 12, Williford said. She was looking for a way to get back onto the freeway when she crashed into Butawan's vehicle, he said. Migden's sobriety was verified by officers using a hand-held breath-testing unit, even though there was nothing to indicate she had been drinking, Williford said.

"It was just a precaution," he said.
Her SUV, which she recently swapped for her taxpayer-funded 2005 Cadillac STS, sustained a dented front grill that kept the hood from closing properly. It was towed to the Fairfield CHP office, where officers used a coat hanger and duct-tape to secure it, before Migden drove it away to a meeting in Marin County. Migden last year voted for a new law that takes effect in July 2008 that will impose a minimum fine of $20 for anyone caught using a cell phone while driving without a headset, ear bud or other technology that frees both hands.

Vallejo Times Herald - State senator rear-ends Vallejo woman while talking on cell phone
Simple solution, take her state paid car from her. folks don't need to be driving while chatting on the phone. Stats show it equals .08.

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Simple solution, take her state paid car from her. folks don't need to be driving while chatting on the phone. Stats show it equals .08.
100% agreed. Let them take the goddamn bus. "Do as I say, not do as I do"

Goes on at all levels of government, all political parties, in every state, probably most in other countries, too.

The damned cell phones are in use like this, all over the roads, all over the world, all the time. Causing so many accidents in the USA that asking about their use when there is a wreck now is a standard question Insurance companies ask.

The most common and most scary are the teenage females doing it, often as not, in some kind of enormous SUV, with heavily tinted out windows. Distraction is the killer.

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