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How much trouble it would be?
I don't think so. I think that actually the whole thing unfolded gradually, and I
think that the effort has been worth it on the whole, because I think the results are
going to mean a longer prime of life for people here and everywhere, eventually.
That is true, but at that moment in your life, it seems to me that you were very much
like a Renaissance woman, you were engaged in so many different things at the same
Yes, but I was really very engaged by Albert Lasker's personality and his health and
by his doings, and at the time I really put this thought aside and I didn't think
about Washington or going to Washington. I knew so little about politics that I
thought Wendell Willkie would make a good candidate, and Willkie was really the
candidate of amateurs, as you remember.
You say that simultaneously your own business was flourishing. You must have had some
able lieutenants to help you; you couldn't have been intimately related with all of
these things, could you?
Well, actually all that I did... (interruption)
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