Most politicians who change their positions are called “flip floppers” by their critics. Often they are wishy washy on their reasons for a change, and sometimes they parse words to explain their way out of it. Remember the barbs hurled at Massachusetts Senator John Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign? On this weekend’s Face the State, you’ll meet a politician who changed his mind and was not afraid to admit it, in fact he embraced it.
State Representative Ernest Hewett, Democrat of New London used to be vehemently opposed to a measure that would require a DNA sample be taken from anyone arrested. Hewett then listened, studied, and questioned and came to the realization he felt his position was wrong. This year, Hewett not only supports the measure he introduced the bill to require DNA samples after an arrest.
Tune in this Sunday at 11AM to watch Hewett’s explanation, and debate legislative happenings with fellow lawmaker, Republican State representative Prasad Srinivasan of Glastonbury. Srinivasan’s explanation of his opposition to medical marijuana is the most through we’ve heard. No surprise; Srinivasan is a doctor.