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also lukewarm, but they persisted and
said they were going to do it. However, he had to notify Celebrezze that they were
going to do it, and Celebrezze sent him back the letter saying he was opposed to it.
Now, this bothered Feldman because he didn't want to call a conference that
Celebrezze had expressed opposition to in writing, and yet he didn't have time to
find out why Celebrezze was opposed to it, so it just sort of stayed there.
This year I asked Celebrezze to talk at our Lasker Awards Luncheon, which he did, and
I talked to him about it then and once before, and while he didn't say what his
opposition was, he still didn't say that he was in favor of doing it. However, this
last May I went again to see Feldman. Feldman again said to me, “Listen, we're going
to do it now and I'm going to get at it right away.” And then the President went on
his trip to Germany, England, Ireland and Italy, and I thought that Feldman would
stay at home peacefully and at least write the executive order for this panel, and I
was prepared to go to see him with recommendations. Not at all. The minute the
President went away, Mike Feldman went on vacation! So, now, I still have to entrap
him into doing this.
Do you think there are good possibilities?
I don't know. I've been at it so long that I don't know what the possibilities are.
I'm still working, because
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