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in New York, I must be well-known. You see, he just wasn't enough of a New Yorker to realize that I'm not the famous New York character that has a local political following because I have none at all. I said to him, “I'm so worried about your using my name,” and he thought I didn't want him to use my name for some reason or another, that I was offended at his using my name. I wasn't offended; I was just touched because he thought it had some political value, which it hasn't.

Q:

Except in circles where it counts.

Lasker:

It might have usefulness among a few liberal Democrats and used in the right place, but not in masses of people, and I heard at least two speeches in which he used my name to answer the fact that he wasn't a creature of the bosses as a guarantee, which was very cute but not realizing that this was not an adequate answer to most people.

Well, what's next?

Q:

Now the Belgian princess.

Lasker:

This relates to my interest in research in heart disease. As you probably recall--since you seem to have such a good memory--Mrs. Mahoney and I were interested and I got Senator



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