County Supervisor Hopefuls Meet in League of Women Voters’ Candidates Forum

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Just a few days before the June 3, 2008 election and for the first time, the three county supervisor candidates met for a candidates forum moderated by Jean Canary of the Davis League of Women Voters. This is the only chance fourth district residents would get a chance to see the candidates square off. There was a decent crowd of mostly the usual suspects in attendance, but the event was televised on Cable Channel 15 throughout the community, a telecast that should be replayed a few times for those who missed it.

Each candidate got four minutes to make an opening statement and answer the three prepared questions. John Ferrera in his opening statement talked about his commitment to preserving Davis as the special place that it is. He then went on to talk about both his community experience on the library board for six years and his professional experience in Sacramento most recently as Chief of Staff to State Senator Denise Ducheney. He is proud of his endorsements from County Supervisors Helen Thomson and Mike McGowan, Sheriff Ed Prieto, former County Supervisor Betsy Marchand, DA Jeff Reisig, and Davis Councilmember Stephen Souza and Ruth Asmundson. He said that he felt we need leadership in this county, and that is not about waiting to see which way the wind is blowing. He has worked on issues that he will face as a member of the Board of Supervisors in the next four years. He looks to turn problems into opportunities in order to meet challenges.

Jim Provenza talked about how his career was based on the notion that he would go out and help the poor and disenfranchised rather than trying to make a lot of money. As a result, early in his career, he represented victims of housing and employment discrimination. He related a story about how they cut the budget for his job and he went to work for free continuing to help people until the funding was restored. He looked toward maximum jurisprudence–for all wrongs there is a remedy and he has sought through his career to fix the wrongs. He is proud of the four years he served on the school board. He talked about working hard to lift up and represent low achieving students, particularly Hispanic students, and that his work helped to increase scores. This he was particularly proud of. He cited his record as an assistant to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office and his enforcement of environmental laws for other counties that could not afford to fight their own cases. He wants to take the same values to the Board of Supervisors in Yolo County. His vision is to preserve Yolo County as an agricultural county, to build a strong agricultural economy and to be a model for other counties.

Cathy Kennedy talked about herself as being a business woman from the private sector, and having a very different set of attributes from the men to her right. She is a high school drop out from a dysfunctional home. In this election, instead of being ashamed of that background, she has put this to the forefront. She said it takes grit and perseverance to rise up from poverty. She learned that she have to give in order to feel better. She had a teen daughter at 18, and she never married. In 2005, she took an estranged relative’s child. She called that child who was 14 and he wanted to know about his other two siblings. When she told him that she could not take on three kids, he offered up his youngest sibling. She eventually took the three kids. From that perspective she saw the county from the side of someone who received services and she said that we are not getting what we think we are getting, the social services program is not what we think it is. These things need to change.

The first question related to the pass-through agreement and whether it was sufficient to protect the county.

Jim Provenza said the pass-through agreement is not simply about the shifting of revenue. Rather it is an agreement through the city and county, to preserve agricultural land. Davis’ planning area includes the best farmland in the area. The pass-through agreement gives the county redevelopment funds in exchange for them to not develop in the Davis planning area. During the entire period of the pass-through the amount is roughly $84 million which is not an insignificant total. It preserves our way of life in Yolo County and encourages growth within cities. It discourages sprawl development. We are losing thousands of acres of farmland each year in California–up to a half million acres. Once paved over, that farmland is forever lost. Agriculture is the strength of our economy. We need to fight to keep the pass-through agreement in effect. We can always look to update it, the last update was in 2001. We need to work together between the city and county to make sure we protect agriculture. In fact, he said there are provisions within the agreement to work together and consult when issues arise. City and county need to work together to support development and growth that fits the needs of both jurisdictions while preserving the pass-through agreement.

Cathy Kennedy said that while she agrees with much of what Jim Provenza said, she does not think the pass-through agreement is sufficient. She does not know if the county needs are being served at present by the agreement. While she respects city rights, she said that the county also needs to serve its constituents and act in terms of what the county needs are. And the county is in a budget crisis at present and needs to look toward generating revenue.

John Ferrera cited the pass-through as a tremendous example of cooperation between the city and county. It was first entered into by Betsy Marchand and Dave Rosenberg as a way to preserve services from the county while at the same time allowing Davis a decision on growth on its periphery. Originally this was based on an economic study on the cost to the county for providing services and a method for relieving the pressure on the county to seek housing for revenue. Cooperation is an important thing about this relationship. We need to insure revenue from the pass-through agreement is sufficient to keep the city of Davis from losing services. He thinks this protection is important, but we need a cooperative relationship that includes dialogue, consultation, and cooperation.

Next the candidates were asked about the current budget crisis and which programs were a priority to protect.

Cathy Kennedy said that we need to protect the alcohol, drug, and mental health department. She said this service is essential and needs to be improved. She also cited law enforcement and the Sheriff’s Department as a high priority. During a bad economy, we are likely to suffer from more crime. She then shifted focus to longer term issues and said that we need to bring in more business to produce business revenue for the county and create more jobs.

John Ferrera argued that there was not enough money at any level of government. We need to protect direct services to people particularly seniors, children, mentally ill, and people who serve them directly. We need to build a strong reserve during good times to avoid these problems. We must do business differently in this county. Some departments such as public works and economic development have too little resources. He wants to look at ways to combine these two to improve both. He wants to preserve agricultural land by building jobs and revenue. He wants to add value to the agricultural products. We need to do a better job of supporting farmers here so that they do not have to truck their product out of the county and use our roads and consume gas and oil. Finally we need to invest in green technology as a means for both revenue and jobs.

Jim Provenza said that the short term is the most difficult and that we need to protect elderly, low income, and public safety. He said it is important to look at how we got to this point. He cited problems with poor management in some of the county departments like the housing authority and mental health. He said one of the reasons Yolo County is having a problem is that the state balances its budget on the backs of counties, and small counties get hit the hardest. He advocates for a fairer state budget which can enhance revenue to the counties when necessary. He talked about the fact that the state often will make cuts during tough times but not raise it again when revenues increase. He would like to see Yolo County join the rural caucus as a means to work with other rural counties toward harvesting revenues and funds. We also need to look toward longer term development–he emphasizes economic development and particularly environmentally sustainable agriculture. We need to look at which crops will do well in the future. We need to work with the university and regionally. The water supply is a big concern particularly since global climate change may produce less water. Finally we need to get a fair share of state and local revenues.

The third and final prepared question dealt with protecting the environment, meeting housing needs, and urban development in small and rural areas.

John Ferrera talked about the fact that the county has a tradition of growing near urban centers in order to preserve agricultural land. We do have the legal responsibility to take some growth, to do it efficiently in a way that respects farmland and the environment. He has worked with agencies that have done excellent long-term planning. He wants to produce revenue that will enable the preservation of habitat, smart and infill growth around transportation hubs. He wants to protect the environment and to insure that we also protect prime agricultural land. Small communities need to preserve their nature.

Jim Provenza talked about how not to manage growth and discussed communities where the cities have merged together and one cannot tell where one ends and another begins without a sign. He wants to consider growth around cities. He wants growth as infill and in incorporated areas to avoid sprawl. The creation of new communities such as Dunnigan, which is a small area that may become a future city. We need to look at where these developments occur and plan for housing, jobs, and transportation simultaneously so that the people who live there do not automatically have to commute 50 miles to Sacramento in order to go to work. He wants to avoid creating urban islands that are isolated and require transportation and commuting. He has a bias toward allowing the cities to be the ones that develop housing and engage in urban planning. He wants the county to work in cooperation and to be a partner. It must have mutual benefits. He believes that there should be an emphasis on incorporated areas because many unincorporated areas have higher costs in terms of services and are not as well maintained.

Cathy Kennedy believes we should allow unincorporated and small areas to grow. They deserve to have some development so that they might become future incorporated cities of their own. She cautioned about creating hubs around the county. She however is in favor of protecting agricultural land as these places are not replaceable. She said we do not need to sell out to developers. She would be fine with building 10,000 more homes and then stopping.

Then there were a series of short questions and a wrap. I just briefly summarize some key points.

They were asked about raising local property taxes and sales taxes. Cathy Kennedy said she was not in favor of raising taxes in a downturned economy, she would look to shore up inefficiencies first. Jim Provenza cited the difficulty of raising property taxes due to Proposition 13. He said it was a last option but cannot take it off the table. We need to spend money wisely, ensure that we do not waste it, and take care of the people in our community whether they are kids, poor, and the elderly. John Ferrera said that when you do budgets you have to make hard decisions. You need to make sure the county works efficiently. Some programs are good when have lots of funding, but in tough times you have to pick some things like schools over other programs.

In their wrap up John Ferrera said that he is running because he believes in providing for people. He believes we can protect agricultural land and still do all of the other things we want. We can lead the world rather than have the world forced on us. We need to do more long term planning and be proactive. We need to provide for ourselves and not rely on other governments. We should not have to rely on Bay Area growth and other growth to drive our policies.

Jim Provenza talked about not having to make false choices, that we do not have to choose between environmental protection, agriculture and growth. Talked about the improvement with relations with the city when he was on the school board and wants to see the same for the county and the city.

Cathy Kennedy talks about integrity, honor, follow through and dealing even-handedly with everyone as her qualities. She said it is important that she has garnered the support of law enforcement. She cites the DPOA, the Yolo County Deputy Sheriffs, and PORAC as key supporters. Nothing is important unless people are safe. No one wants to be here unless they are safe.

—Doug Paul Davis reporting

About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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44 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    In fairness, I think the reference is mostly to Dunnigan, which would not be taking up ag land. That is the reason why the county is looking to make Dunnigan at 25,000 person city.

  2. Anonymous

    In fairness, I think the reference is mostly to Dunnigan, which would not be taking up ag land. That is the reason why the county is looking to make Dunnigan at 25,000 person city.

  3. Anonymous

    In fairness, I think the reference is mostly to Dunnigan, which would not be taking up ag land. That is the reason why the county is looking to make Dunnigan at 25,000 person city.

  4. Anonymous

    In fairness, I think the reference is mostly to Dunnigan, which would not be taking up ag land. That is the reason why the county is looking to make Dunnigan at 25,000 person city.

  5. yolo voter

    My vote goes to Provenza. He has more experience and a better record than Ferrera or Kennedy. Kennedy would be the second person to get my vote if Provenza were not in the race. She seems more approachable and likeable and real than Ferrera.

  6. yolo voter

    My vote goes to Provenza. He has more experience and a better record than Ferrera or Kennedy. Kennedy would be the second person to get my vote if Provenza were not in the race. She seems more approachable and likeable and real than Ferrera.

  7. yolo voter

    My vote goes to Provenza. He has more experience and a better record than Ferrera or Kennedy. Kennedy would be the second person to get my vote if Provenza were not in the race. She seems more approachable and likeable and real than Ferrera.

  8. yolo voter

    My vote goes to Provenza. He has more experience and a better record than Ferrera or Kennedy. Kennedy would be the second person to get my vote if Provenza were not in the race. She seems more approachable and likeable and real than Ferrera.

  9. Davisite

    Jim Provenza has a record of DAVIS public service that he is proudly running on… The other two candidates can only offer us campaign rhetoric. There is really no contest.

  10. Davisite

    Jim Provenza has a record of DAVIS public service that he is proudly running on… The other two candidates can only offer us campaign rhetoric. There is really no contest.

  11. Davisite

    Jim Provenza has a record of DAVIS public service that he is proudly running on… The other two candidates can only offer us campaign rhetoric. There is really no contest.

  12. Davisite

    Jim Provenza has a record of DAVIS public service that he is proudly running on… The other two candidates can only offer us campaign rhetoric. There is really no contest.

  13. Blue

    The caliber of answers from Provenza was very impressive. He knows the issues, explains them clearly, and is extrememly articulate. His background in state, county, and local government makes him the best candidate in my view.

  14. Blue

    The caliber of answers from Provenza was very impressive. He knows the issues, explains them clearly, and is extrememly articulate. His background in state, county, and local government makes him the best candidate in my view.

  15. Blue

    The caliber of answers from Provenza was very impressive. He knows the issues, explains them clearly, and is extrememly articulate. His background in state, county, and local government makes him the best candidate in my view.

  16. Blue

    The caliber of answers from Provenza was very impressive. He knows the issues, explains them clearly, and is extrememly articulate. His background in state, county, and local government makes him the best candidate in my view.

  17. She who thinks

    Oooh! Sign me up for Provenza. I just love a guy that’ll solve a budget shortfall by rolling 1.5 million over onto the shoulders of the next board. It was almost like…like…maybe he was going to run for higher office and just wanted to pander.
    And the way he handled the Grande deal? Cancelled the negotiated deal, couldn’t pull one off on his own, and left facilities begging. Bye bye Emerson.
    Superlative.
    Yes, Provenza’s the answer.

  18. She who thinks

    Oooh! Sign me up for Provenza. I just love a guy that’ll solve a budget shortfall by rolling 1.5 million over onto the shoulders of the next board. It was almost like…like…maybe he was going to run for higher office and just wanted to pander.
    And the way he handled the Grande deal? Cancelled the negotiated deal, couldn’t pull one off on his own, and left facilities begging. Bye bye Emerson.
    Superlative.
    Yes, Provenza’s the answer.

  19. She who thinks

    Oooh! Sign me up for Provenza. I just love a guy that’ll solve a budget shortfall by rolling 1.5 million over onto the shoulders of the next board. It was almost like…like…maybe he was going to run for higher office and just wanted to pander.
    And the way he handled the Grande deal? Cancelled the negotiated deal, couldn’t pull one off on his own, and left facilities begging. Bye bye Emerson.
    Superlative.
    Yes, Provenza’s the answer.

  20. She who thinks

    Oooh! Sign me up for Provenza. I just love a guy that’ll solve a budget shortfall by rolling 1.5 million over onto the shoulders of the next board. It was almost like…like…maybe he was going to run for higher office and just wanted to pander.
    And the way he handled the Grande deal? Cancelled the negotiated deal, couldn’t pull one off on his own, and left facilities begging. Bye bye Emerson.
    Superlative.
    Yes, Provenza’s the answer.

  21. principled voter

    The problem that the schools are encountering now can be directed to the oh so wonderful former leadership of Dave Murphy. The former DJUSD Sup. who picked Tahir Ahad as the CFO and lost over 1.25 million from the DJUSD over negligence.

    Dave Murphy is supporting Ferrera and is out walking precincts for him. That’s all I need to know to not support Ferrera.

    I support Provenza too. My vote cannot be bought with developer / special interest $$$.

  22. principled voter

    The problem that the schools are encountering now can be directed to the oh so wonderful former leadership of Dave Murphy. The former DJUSD Sup. who picked Tahir Ahad as the CFO and lost over 1.25 million from the DJUSD over negligence.

    Dave Murphy is supporting Ferrera and is out walking precincts for him. That’s all I need to know to not support Ferrera.

    I support Provenza too. My vote cannot be bought with developer / special interest $$$.

  23. principled voter

    The problem that the schools are encountering now can be directed to the oh so wonderful former leadership of Dave Murphy. The former DJUSD Sup. who picked Tahir Ahad as the CFO and lost over 1.25 million from the DJUSD over negligence.

    Dave Murphy is supporting Ferrera and is out walking precincts for him. That’s all I need to know to not support Ferrera.

    I support Provenza too. My vote cannot be bought with developer / special interest $$$.

  24. principled voter

    The problem that the schools are encountering now can be directed to the oh so wonderful former leadership of Dave Murphy. The former DJUSD Sup. who picked Tahir Ahad as the CFO and lost over 1.25 million from the DJUSD over negligence.

    Dave Murphy is supporting Ferrera and is out walking precincts for him. That’s all I need to know to not support Ferrera.

    I support Provenza too. My vote cannot be bought with developer / special interest $$$.

  25. eastsider

    David Murphy and Tahir Ahad could not have made the budget choices they did without the BOE’s oversight failure. Jim P was not in charge at that time, but, as far as I know, he also did not ask the tough questions that would have brought our problems to light earlier. On the other hand, he did help get rid of those two and bring in more principled folks.

    Regarding the Grande Property, my understanding is that the negotiated deal soured because it was all done behind closed doors (which was not a requirement), and therefore was suspect. Jim P. brought it out into the open, and a new deal has been arrive at publicly, and I think all parties concerned are pleased with the results. Jim should be given credit for forcing those dealings out into the open.

  26. eastsider

    David Murphy and Tahir Ahad could not have made the budget choices they did without the BOE’s oversight failure. Jim P was not in charge at that time, but, as far as I know, he also did not ask the tough questions that would have brought our problems to light earlier. On the other hand, he did help get rid of those two and bring in more principled folks.

    Regarding the Grande Property, my understanding is that the negotiated deal soured because it was all done behind closed doors (which was not a requirement), and therefore was suspect. Jim P. brought it out into the open, and a new deal has been arrive at publicly, and I think all parties concerned are pleased with the results. Jim should be given credit for forcing those dealings out into the open.

  27. eastsider

    David Murphy and Tahir Ahad could not have made the budget choices they did without the BOE’s oversight failure. Jim P was not in charge at that time, but, as far as I know, he also did not ask the tough questions that would have brought our problems to light earlier. On the other hand, he did help get rid of those two and bring in more principled folks.

    Regarding the Grande Property, my understanding is that the negotiated deal soured because it was all done behind closed doors (which was not a requirement), and therefore was suspect. Jim P. brought it out into the open, and a new deal has been arrive at publicly, and I think all parties concerned are pleased with the results. Jim should be given credit for forcing those dealings out into the open.

  28. eastsider

    David Murphy and Tahir Ahad could not have made the budget choices they did without the BOE’s oversight failure. Jim P was not in charge at that time, but, as far as I know, he also did not ask the tough questions that would have brought our problems to light earlier. On the other hand, he did help get rid of those two and bring in more principled folks.

    Regarding the Grande Property, my understanding is that the negotiated deal soured because it was all done behind closed doors (which was not a requirement), and therefore was suspect. Jim P. brought it out into the open, and a new deal has been arrive at publicly, and I think all parties concerned are pleased with the results. Jim should be given credit for forcing those dealings out into the open.

  29. Anonymous

    It is a shame that this appears to be the only place that the three candidates can face each other before the election. They were all impressive, but Provenza does have the breath of experience and seems to be more focused on the issues the county will face in terms of wokring with the population that uses county services. Kennedy, while offering an unique personal story states she would run the county as a business and that would make services better for thise that use county services and also mentioned some other things that comes straight from the Republican playbook.

  30. Anonymous

    It is a shame that this appears to be the only place that the three candidates can face each other before the election. They were all impressive, but Provenza does have the breath of experience and seems to be more focused on the issues the county will face in terms of wokring with the population that uses county services. Kennedy, while offering an unique personal story states she would run the county as a business and that would make services better for thise that use county services and also mentioned some other things that comes straight from the Republican playbook.

  31. Anonymous

    It is a shame that this appears to be the only place that the three candidates can face each other before the election. They were all impressive, but Provenza does have the breath of experience and seems to be more focused on the issues the county will face in terms of wokring with the population that uses county services. Kennedy, while offering an unique personal story states she would run the county as a business and that would make services better for thise that use county services and also mentioned some other things that comes straight from the Republican playbook.

  32. Anonymous

    It is a shame that this appears to be the only place that the three candidates can face each other before the election. They were all impressive, but Provenza does have the breath of experience and seems to be more focused on the issues the county will face in terms of wokring with the population that uses county services. Kennedy, while offering an unique personal story states she would run the county as a business and that would make services better for thise that use county services and also mentioned some other things that comes straight from the Republican playbook.

  33. No longer undecided

    I watched the forum and treated it like a job interview.

    Provenza appeared well-prepared and knowledgable about the county and its needs and the challenges that lay ahead. He seemed to have more experience in dealing with the very issues that people go to the County for help is resolving. He definitely has the background and experience needed for the job.

    Kennedy was really good. She is passionate and full of energy and definitely believes whole-heartedly in everything she states. She had definite opinions and priorities for the County. Her experience and knowledge of the food industry is an asset for our rural/farming county.

    Ferrera looked really tired and his answers were very guarded non-answers similar to the vagueness that is coming out of Sacramento right now. It was strange to see him become defensive over the issue of the State diverting money away from the County and the cuts that are occurring to programs for local law enforcement and other programs, especially when we are really looking for someone who is going to work really hard for our interests.

    Jim Provenza is the person to hire for the job of Yolo County Supervisor.

    Kennedy should be hired to work on economic development for our farming industry and/or overseeing the revamping of our Mental Health Department.

  34. No longer undecided

    I watched the forum and treated it like a job interview.

    Provenza appeared well-prepared and knowledgable about the county and its needs and the challenges that lay ahead. He seemed to have more experience in dealing with the very issues that people go to the County for help is resolving. He definitely has the background and experience needed for the job.

    Kennedy was really good. She is passionate and full of energy and definitely believes whole-heartedly in everything she states. She had definite opinions and priorities for the County. Her experience and knowledge of the food industry is an asset for our rural/farming county.

    Ferrera looked really tired and his answers were very guarded non-answers similar to the vagueness that is coming out of Sacramento right now. It was strange to see him become defensive over the issue of the State diverting money away from the County and the cuts that are occurring to programs for local law enforcement and other programs, especially when we are really looking for someone who is going to work really hard for our interests.

    Jim Provenza is the person to hire for the job of Yolo County Supervisor.

    Kennedy should be hired to work on economic development for our farming industry and/or overseeing the revamping of our Mental Health Department.

  35. No longer undecided

    I watched the forum and treated it like a job interview.

    Provenza appeared well-prepared and knowledgable about the county and its needs and the challenges that lay ahead. He seemed to have more experience in dealing with the very issues that people go to the County for help is resolving. He definitely has the background and experience needed for the job.

    Kennedy was really good. She is passionate and full of energy and definitely believes whole-heartedly in everything she states. She had definite opinions and priorities for the County. Her experience and knowledge of the food industry is an asset for our rural/farming county.

    Ferrera looked really tired and his answers were very guarded non-answers similar to the vagueness that is coming out of Sacramento right now. It was strange to see him become defensive over the issue of the State diverting money away from the County and the cuts that are occurring to programs for local law enforcement and other programs, especially when we are really looking for someone who is going to work really hard for our interests.

    Jim Provenza is the person to hire for the job of Yolo County Supervisor.

    Kennedy should be hired to work on economic development for our farming industry and/or overseeing the revamping of our Mental Health Department.

  36. No longer undecided

    I watched the forum and treated it like a job interview.

    Provenza appeared well-prepared and knowledgable about the county and its needs and the challenges that lay ahead. He seemed to have more experience in dealing with the very issues that people go to the County for help is resolving. He definitely has the background and experience needed for the job.

    Kennedy was really good. She is passionate and full of energy and definitely believes whole-heartedly in everything she states. She had definite opinions and priorities for the County. Her experience and knowledge of the food industry is an asset for our rural/farming county.

    Ferrera looked really tired and his answers were very guarded non-answers similar to the vagueness that is coming out of Sacramento right now. It was strange to see him become defensive over the issue of the State diverting money away from the County and the cuts that are occurring to programs for local law enforcement and other programs, especially when we are really looking for someone who is going to work really hard for our interests.

    Jim Provenza is the person to hire for the job of Yolo County Supervisor.

    Kennedy should be hired to work on economic development for our farming industry and/or overseeing the revamping of our Mental Health Department.

  37. Anonymous

    everybody is commenting on how “well thought out” Provenzas and Ferraras comments are. but are people not noticing that they were reading from their notes? if those were their original thoughts why did they have to keep referring to their scripts?

    john is so dry that his handler, who was in the audience, hand signaled him to add more life into his shriveled up personality.

    Kennedy was the only one who answered the questions completely without her resume as a filler.

    And for the commenter on the “republican playbook”: Protecting Mental health, drug, and alcohol department, have a tight budget and protecting our children is a republican playbook? then what are democrats? anti children, health and money?

  38. Anonymous

    everybody is commenting on how “well thought out” Provenzas and Ferraras comments are. but are people not noticing that they were reading from their notes? if those were their original thoughts why did they have to keep referring to their scripts?

    john is so dry that his handler, who was in the audience, hand signaled him to add more life into his shriveled up personality.

    Kennedy was the only one who answered the questions completely without her resume as a filler.

    And for the commenter on the “republican playbook”: Protecting Mental health, drug, and alcohol department, have a tight budget and protecting our children is a republican playbook? then what are democrats? anti children, health and money?

  39. Anonymous

    everybody is commenting on how “well thought out” Provenzas and Ferraras comments are. but are people not noticing that they were reading from their notes? if those were their original thoughts why did they have to keep referring to their scripts?

    john is so dry that his handler, who was in the audience, hand signaled him to add more life into his shriveled up personality.

    Kennedy was the only one who answered the questions completely without her resume as a filler.

    And for the commenter on the “republican playbook”: Protecting Mental health, drug, and alcohol department, have a tight budget and protecting our children is a republican playbook? then what are democrats? anti children, health and money?

  40. Anonymous

    everybody is commenting on how “well thought out” Provenzas and Ferraras comments are. but are people not noticing that they were reading from their notes? if those were their original thoughts why did they have to keep referring to their scripts?

    john is so dry that his handler, who was in the audience, hand signaled him to add more life into his shriveled up personality.

    Kennedy was the only one who answered the questions completely without her resume as a filler.

    And for the commenter on the “republican playbook”: Protecting Mental health, drug, and alcohol department, have a tight budget and protecting our children is a republican playbook? then what are democrats? anti children, health and money?

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