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tell you about my darling Mamie. She gave me the impression
that it was rather matter-of-fact, and she didn't say, but I got
the impression probably from the matter-of-factness with which she
discussed it, that it probably was no more than about a half hour,
an hour at most. That's beautiful.
You've made a lot of public statements --
-- too damn many. Too many, in terms of the returns.
Yes, so we don't need repetition. One thing I did want to ask
you, though -- do I recall correctly that you finally did reverse
your position then, on the decentralization issue?
Sure. On the basis of --
And you held a news conference --
-- I don't know whether I held a news conference or not. What
did happen was that I was asked to testify before the Charter
Revision Committee of Goodman, Senator Goodman, and I was told that
it was off the record -- or that, you know, it wasnot going to be
publicized. Not that it mattered that much, but I really -- I didn't
assume, I was told -- and they were concerned with this whole matter
of decentralization of municipal services in general, and they asked
me to tell my feeling. And I presume they thought, because I had
fought for decentralization, that I still held that position.
But there were two or three years of evidence --
All I know is that decentralization just decentralized
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