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take somebody else's. “I'll have to talk with Mondale, said he. “Mondale, you know, is the leading exponent in this area of adolescent.” So I said, “Fine. I've already spoken to him and he's rejected it.” So he said, That's okay. I just wanted to find out if he'd get upset about it if I took it on if I thought it was worth taking on. I'll get back to you. That will be after the New Year when we come back.”

So I then thought to myself: “I am for Kennedy. I really would like him to know I'm for Kennedy, because I think he'll be the candidate at the convention.” And Joe Early, who I had gone to Syria with and who comes from Worcester, Mass., and I had said to him I thought Kennedy was going to be the candidate, and he said to me, “I think so, too. I've detected a change in his attitude. I think he'll be the candidate, too.” And Joe Early's a very smart man who was the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee in the Massachusetts Legislature, so he's no ordinary pol -- he's a very astute guy. And he said to me when I offered to campaign for him in the Jewish area in his district, he said, “That's fine. and we'll arrange that, but if I lose, there's only one guy I can blame -- it's me. I drew the congressional lines.” (laughs) He's a wonderful guy: I really like him. And I said, “I really would like Kennedy to know I'm for him.” He said, “I think you should write him a note.” So all that came together in my head right after I had this telephone conversation with Kennedy, and I sent him a note, in which I made no reference to the legislation but I

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