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Hentoff in the Village Voice yelling that he'll never vote for
Humphrey, that Humphrey is a war criminal. It was absolutely
nutty. And you had all the New Left writers really breaking
But two weeks before -- I don't remember what he said,
it was some cockamaimie speech that he made -- and we decided
that based on that speech, we could endorse him and take credit
for his having shifted on the war. So that's what we did.
He made the speech and we quickly sent a telegram; “Based on
your turnabout” -- (laughs) or words to that effect -- “We
now endorse you.” Like it was a big deal. Okay. But at least
it got me off the anti-Humphrey thing. I never regretted it.
I mean obviously I'm going to be for Humphrey over Nixon.
Paul O'Dwyer up until the very end said he was not going to vote
and did not vote for Humphrey. It shows what a schmuck he is.
I don't have a high regard for Paul O'Dwyer.
Let me tell you a Paul O'Dwyer story. By the time we
get through with this, you'll find that I don't have a high regard
for very many. (laughs)
I'm glad you said that. (laughs)
I know that I see them in a way that's different from the
way the public sees them. Of course they would say the same maybe
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