A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues
Question of the Week: "What is your view on the recent heightened terrorism alert level?What are your thoughts about Governor James McGreevey's resignation and admittance to being gay and having an extramarital affair with another man?"
"This is a very personal issue and to be willing to admit in public that it was wrong of him to have done this and that it would effect his governing abilities and to step down for it took a lot of courage. This is especially so in a political world where not only affairs but homosexuality is frowned upon. I do not think that this would have effected his governing but if he did then stepping down was the right thing to do."
Louis Abramson, Prince William Court
"If he is gay he shouldn't have been married. He did it twice and he has been probably fighting it for years. I am a gay person and I have been out for a long time and I understand his struggle. That's his demon and he has to deal with it. He shouldn't be married and fooling around. The biggest sin is that he abused his position and gave someone a job that he was completely unqualified for. This got McGreevey into a hot spot and maybe he learned his lesson. He should leave office now and not play politics and let the people choose the interim governor."
Kate Cranwell, Eastern Court
"Governor McGreevey portrayed himself as a hero for what he was doing in this interview on TV to the world. Really what he has done is extremely cowardly and the fact that he politically represented himself as someone of great stature by coming out and taking this great decision humbly for the people of New Jersey was just a load of garbage. It was an incredibly orchestrated political speech that he gave. The circumstances that backed him into this corner are truly personal but there is a lot more to this story that is still to be revealed in the next few weeks."
Todd Moses, River Birch Circle
"I think that it is his business and I think it is good that he was honest and admitted to having an affair. Stepping down is the right thing to do when you are in a political office. The big problem though is the guy who he had the affair with was paid a large salary and if that is the case then it is a serious legal matter and could be a felony against McGreevey. You can't be putting your lovers in office and paying them money."
Ed Belbruno, Wiggins Street