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happened. I don't even go there anymore. I don't like them.
I discount them and they discount me, but they can't affect
my election in any appreciable way.
Okay. So the district is for McCarthy, the workers are
for McCarthy, and so I am speaking for McCarthy in the sense
that I'm speaking against the war. And after McCarthy wins in
New Hampshire, you may remember that Robert Kennedy said that
he was going to reassess his decision as to whether or not to
run and that he would let it be known in a week. And I think
he made his statement let us say on Saturday or on a week-end.
No, I want to be more exact/than that: he made the statement maybe
it was on the very Tuesday that McCarthy won -- I just don't
remember anymore. In any event, as soon as he made the
statement, I sent him a telegram and the telegram ran something
like this: “Senator, run -- the country needs you and
remember Koch is for you,” something like that.
Okay. I sent the telegram off. I didn't even tell my
partners, and I was in a law firm then. Victor Kovner was one
of my partners and John Lankenau. Let's say I sent that telegram
off on a Wednesday. It happens that I had been scheduled to
appear on a live television show the following Sunday with
Jerry Wilson as the moderator, Channel 2, and the show was
entitled: “The War,” something like that. It was going to be
Louis Nizer speaking for Johnson in support of the war, the Vietnam
war, and Ed Koch for McCarthy against the Vietnam war. So
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