In Response to: Whose Portraits? [6]

To answer Charles Rockey ’57’s question (Inbox, Oct. 3): Yes, Republicans are eligible for Princeton University portrait commissions, not just Democrats. It’s not a question of political-party affiliation, but of who best represents Princeton’s values of service to others and to the nation. When you apply that standard to Bill Bradley ’65 and Sonia Sotomayor ’76 on the one hand versus Ted Cruz ’92 and Samuel Alito ’72 on the other, well, there’s simply no comparison.

If there’s extra space on the wall, I could go with all four. But how many others of our diverse fraternity of Princetonians have we overlooked? I wish we had room for them all.