Princeton Council Candidate Forum Tonight at 7 p.m.
The three Democratic candidates for Princeton Council will take part in a public forum at 7 p.m. tonight in the main meeting room at town hall, which is located at 400 Witherspoon Street. The forum is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area and Princeton Community TV. Questions will be taken from the audience. The forum will be recorded for rebroadcast on Princeton Community TV (Comcast Ch. 30 and Verizon FIOS Ch. 45).
I saw the excerpt below from a blog I occasionally read and was reminded of the very first consolidated Council meeting where Bernie Miller accused Jo Butler of “grandstanding”. Jo had asked questions about whether Mayor Lempert was conflicted when dealing with the University and these questions “saddened” Miller. So I couldn’t
help inserting Jo Butler (for Elizabeth Warren) and Bernie Miller (for
Larry Summers). It appears the rules are the same everywhere and Jo
didn’t get the memo.
A recent review in the New York Times of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s new memoir “A Fighting Chance”
recalls a quote by Summers. In the spring of
2009 Elizabeth Warren attended a dinner with Mr. Summers who at
the time was the director of the National Economic Council and a top
economic adviser to President Obama. This is what transpired:
After dinner, “Larry leaned back in his chair and offered me some advice,” Ms. Warren writes. “I had a choice. I could be an insider or I could be an outsider. Outsiders can say whatever they want. But people on the inside don’t listen to them.
Insiders, however, get lots of access and a chance to push their ideas.
People — powerful people — listen to what they have to say. But insiders also understand one unbreakable rule: They don’t criticize other insiders.
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