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he asked me if I knew anyone who could write some speeches for
her that would be just right, as she had 42 speeches to make and
she said it was quite a little for her and Elisabeth Carpenter to
do, and she thought I might know somebody who would have just the
right touch, who could write some fresh things. She didn't want
to make the same speech over and over.
I suggested Barbara Ward, but I doubt that Barbara
did anything about it. In any case, Mrs. Johnson worked immensely
hard on the campaign --
She also made a trip to the far West, didn't she?
She made one to the far West. She was unbelievably
energetic. I see now that I came home on the 21st.
Was she frightened at the prospects of such a tour?
No. She said to me, “I'll be glad when this next
seven weeks are over.” The realized what an enormous effort it
would be, to travel all over the country and meet people --
Was it her own desire to do this?
She wanted to help, and she felt she could help.
She's very organized; and when she does it, she does it beautifully.
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