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All right, Ed, you wanted to go into the Lindsay years
Well, first I should say that I just had a very long
lunch, about an hour and a half or more, with Dan Wolff and
Ed Fancher, who were respectively the editor and publisher of
the old Village Voice, and we drank a lot of wine; so if I sound
somewhat slurred in my speech, you'll forgive me.
I don't like Lindsay. Why I don't like him: I don't have
a high regard for his intelligence, and I've had some unpleasant
experiences with him; and with me, it's always the personal
experiences that affect my judgment with respect to people.
I am someone who believes that loyalties are a very prime
ingredient in one's relationships. And he has no loyalty, and
I'll tell you what I mean.
First by way of background: when the mayoralty in which
Lindsay was involved first took place in 1965, and the Village
Independent Democrats was not supportive of Béame, who was the
Democratic candidate, and they held meetings and came out with
what they called a no endorsement position, and they had invited
and Lindsay had in fact attended the Village Independent Democrats
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