A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues
of the Week: What
do you think about the recall of California Governor Gray Davis
and the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger?
"I think it's a sham. It sets a bad precedent. We elect people and then if they don't do exactly what we want, we say they are out. Give them a chance. Gray Davis said one very important thing, and that is if the recall had to be done just because of the economy, something like 38 governors would have had to be recalled and so would the president."
Jan Trabb, Sayre Drive
"If the people of California want [Schwarzenegger] in, he should be in. They have the freedom to vote, they used their rights, and now he's the Governor. It's all fair."
Karlene Bethea, Greenbriar Row
"Gray Davis was incompetent. Whether Arnold Schwarzenegger can do better ... maybe he can. It's a strange spin on American politics, the whole recall idea. If Schwarzenegger is confident and maybe if he has the right advisors, he can come up with a plan that is better than what Gray Davis had."
Steven Turcus, Mount Lucas Road
"I think it represents politics as usual these days. It seems that politics is a lot of surface glitz lately. Arnold Schwarzenegger is probably a very smart guy. But it's all superficial. People get moved on these tides based on what is being packaged very nicely for them and substance gets left behind. It's hard for a regular person to understand all the meat that goes behind any issue, so it's all sold on taglines."
Alissa Bronsteen, Baldwin Lane