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But I never considered him to be first-rate.
All right, let's go back to John Lindsay then.
Okay. I'll just tell you this one other story, or maybe
there are two stories to be told.
The first one is that I ran for the city council in '66;
November of '66 is when I was elected. And the Liberal party
endorsed me simply because they were very appreciative of my
having endorsed Lindsay, and Lindsay was their candidate for
mayor, and Henry Stern was very important in that race, too.
So they endorsed me, and Tom Hoving, whom I had met in
the last days of the Wagner administration -- he was sitting at
the Board of Estimtate proceedings and had already been designated
by Lindsay as the new parks commissioner (at least that was
the scuttlebutt; that's where I met him with Mary Nichols -- she
introduced me to him). We sort of became friends. He was very
appreciative that I had endorsed Lindsay. I'd never met him
before. In my city council race, Hoving, who I had kept contact
with, agreed to endorse me, which is a Republican crossing party
lines to endorse a Democrat against Woody Kingman, who was the
Republican candidate for the city council to fill the seat that
Ted Kupferman had vacated as a result of his going to Congress,
filling the seat that Lindsay had vacated. Just to get the
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