Previous | Next
408409410411412413414415416417418419420421422423424425426427428429430431432433434435436437438439440441442443444445446447448449450451452453454455456457458459460461462463464465466467468469470471472473474475476477478479480481482483484485486487488489490 of 763
if he had that kind of opportunity that he would support it and
encourage it and even work within it?
May I answer your question by a question?
Why hasn't he?
Has he had the opportunity?
Well, you make that opportunity.
In other words, why didn't he find somebody like Ray Jones or
a force like Ray Jones?
If I look at-- and again I'm not communicating directly
from Olympus, because I have had no contact with Olympus-- I do
not see among Jesse's associates stable, thoughtful, tough or
organizational political people. I don't. I mean, even during
his campaign, the dominant force in Jesse's campaign was Jesse.
And I would think that it would be sort of difficult for Jesse to
work with thoughtful, critical people. I would think so.
Certainly I have no personal experience. I know a few people who
were as close to him as they could get. I mean, for example, one
was Roger Wilkins. But frankly I don't know how much influence
© 2006 Columbia University
Libraries | Oral History
Research Office | Rights and
Permissions | Help