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clear with you what it is that I want to take up with the mayor?
Is that your statement to me?” “Yes.” I said, “Then I'm leaving.
I don't want to see the mayor, and I certainly am not going to
discuss it with you.” He said, “Are you going to have a press
conference?” I said, “No, not immediately,” and I leave.
A half hour later there's a call at my law office -- Bob
Sweet. “Ed, you can have your appointment with the mayor. It's
set up for” a certain time. My recollection is that I had this
meeting with Sweet sometime in September; the meeting was to be
shortly thereafter, but it's delayed because of the teacher
strike that took place in October -- September-October. Finally
I'm told the mayor will see me. It's late October. The appointment
is set for, let's say, 10 o'clock; I get there at about
9.30 -- it's at city hall. And the son-of-a-bitch keeps me
waiting. He comes in. He keeps me waiting for an hour and
takes other people, which I consider to be an outrageous situation.
It wasn't like these other people were involved in the
strike, but an outrageous situation clearly intended to insult
me, or at least I felt that way. Finally they say, “Okay, the
mayor will see you.” It was Harvey Puthenberg, his appointments
secretary, who comes out and shows me into the mayor's private
office. I had been in there before -- with Wagner -- never with
Lindsay. And instead of taking me over to that section of the
room that has a couch and chairs and where you have an informal
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