Fernandez — A Reasonable And Open Mind

Joseph Fernandez Friday’s debate of the democratic candidates for attorney general ran on Channel 12 tonight. Former Providence city solicitor Joseph Fernandez was the only candidate who said he might be in favor of the decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana. The other two gave emphatic noes and are apparently determined to continue the prosecution of such offenses. Ergo, there is evidence that Mr. Fernandez is a reasonable man who lives in the 21st century, keeps an open mind, and might have read up on the abject failure of the war on drugs. For more on the debate go to ProJo.

I would like to add that Channel 12’s Tim White is really excellent at these things. Many people noted his masterful control and quick wit as moderator of the debate of the democratic candidates for Congressional District 1 last July at PPAC, where he kept things moving right along. He always makes sure the candidates answer the question he asked and he gets in plenty of questions. (I can’t find the link to the video of the debate yet, although there is an interesting piece about a boogie boarder being attacked by a rabid raccoon or some such thing.)

3 thoughts on “Fernandez — A Reasonable And Open Mind”

  1. He did good things when he was on the board of the Providence Public Library, too. He was one of only two or three members to even blink when the Library suggested closing 2/3 of the city’s branches.

  2. Downtown Dude

    “Mr. Fernandez is a reasonable man who lives in the 21st century, keeps an open mind, and might have read up on the abject failure of the war on drugs.” –AKA, the best political line EVER!

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