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I do, and they go up ahead of me. Finally at 11 o'clock they take me upstairs, called me upstairs. So first you go into the bedroom. It's sort of like a path you have to take. You go into the bedroom and wait while he's handling some other people. Finally they say, “Okay, you can go in.” This is Carter very imperiously.

I go into this room; it's rather a small room, a living room. Clearly this is an apartment that he does not live in and he sleeps there once a year or something like that. He's not in the room, but there's a plate of eggs -- clearly he had eaten breakfast there. And then a few minutes later in he walks, shirt open collar, no tie, very charming. And again you tend to romanticize important figures, especially if you like them. And he said, “What's up?” and we sat down. I said, “Senator, I'm going to run for Congress, and I'm asking for your support. I want you to know. You are the political leader of our party here.” He's rather stiff; he's not friendly. He's not unfriendly but not friendly. I know the difference. I said, “But at the beginning, I want to clear something up, because I spoke with Ted Sorenson and he said that he thinks you think that I didn't support you when you ran for Senate.” And Robert Kennedy said, “Oh, that's not important; that's not important.” And I said, “Oh, yes, it is, because I remember what your brother said. Your brother said, ‘Forgive your enemies but never forget their names.”’ And he laughed. I said, “I just happen to have a

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