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Had she done this sort of thing in the senatorial
Oh, xx yes. But I think she learned to speak and
have more self-confidence now than she ever had. I think she's
much less shy than she was. I think being First Lady has given
her much more self-confidence. She speaks charmingly.
I see I had a date with her on Friday, the 2nd of
October, in the afternoon. It must have been then that she talked
to me about the speeches that were coming up.
I wanted to make some substantial contributions to
the campaign, in various forms -- you know, to various committees.
I unted to make them so that the President could indicate how he
wanted them used. He suggested that I take it up with Walter
I had an appointment with Walter Jenkins on
October 13, at 6 o'clock in the evening, and when I went into
his office, it seemed to me that he was extremely busy, which I
expected. I waited for a long time while he took telephone calls
and there was a great deal of -- it seemed to me, tension, in the
office. But I thought that was very natural, considering the
amount of responsibility that he carried. I also noticed there
were a large number of files in the office, marked “closed.”
There were large “closed” signs on them. That seemed strange.
However, after a while I went into his office, out
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