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in Texas when Tower runs again.
He's a Republican?
He's a Democrat. He's a very good man. We disagree on oil
but on a whole host of other issues he's very good. So that's
the story of Forest Hills.
Now, I must say to you that I've taken so much crap on
that issue from people. I remember when I was running for mayor
going to see Mrs. Lehman at her home, the Senator's wife. We have
a good relationship, but she's very formal. It's “Mr. Koch,”
although it's changed now much for the better, but it was very
formal at that time. But I went to see her. Her niece was
supporting me for mayor, and she'd arranged the appointment, and
she knew of me because the Senator had supported me for
district leader against Carmine and I had conversations with
her on the phone. But in any event, we talk and I'm there hoping
to get her endorsement but not really expecting it. And at one
point in the conversation she said, “Mr. Koch, I understand that
you're opposed to low-income housing.” And I said, “Oh, Mrs.
Lehman, that's not true.” And then I explained to her my
position on Forest Hills. I don't think it made any dent, but
what was funny was she said: “Oh, by the way, Mr. Koch, you've
got to do something about the crime in this neighborhood. I can't
walk down and walk to the corner.” And she was talking about
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