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to his Presidential candidacy, those two. It infuriated him.
I think we have to stop.
Well, just a fast follow-up here; whom, if anyone, did you
support in the mayoralty then in 1969?
That was interesting. In 1969 I kept quiet, and I would
not take a position, and then one evening I came to the club,
the Village Independent Democrats, and made reports on Congress,
and then somebody said, “Who are you supporting for mayor?” and
I said, “Don't ask me that. I'd rather not get involved in
that.” And at that moment Paul Hoffman, from the New York Post,
walked in -- he lives in the area. And I saw him and he sits
down and then someone else says, “Listen, we think you should
tell us who you're supporting for mayor.” And I said, “Please,
don't press me.” And a third one says, “We think you have an
obligation to tell us.” I said, “Listen, I have given you every
chance. You press me, and now I'll tell you.” This was all
reported in the New York Post. Paul Hoffman was taking it down/
I said, “I cannot support Procaccino because he's too dumb,
and I cannot support Marchi, although he's the nicest guy in the
race, but his position is too conservative.”
You're talking about the State Senator John Marchi?
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