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I supported him. Didn't he win in the primary? Yes.

Q:

Yes, he did.

Lasker:

Well, the Inauguration was fun to see on the television. It was terribly, terribly cold. I did go to the gala, which was loaded with country singers and a few other talented people. It was fun. I with Morris Schrier, but it was a whole new -- it was about a whole new set of people that nobody really knew -- it was a takeover from outsiders for Washington, you know?

Q:

How do you respond to a sort of a Georgia cracker atmosphere?

Lasker:

Well, I think been immensely skillful, but I think he's going to turn out to be as difficult about health money as Eisenhower or Ford or anybody else, and this distresses me, because I think that -- I think survival is the first thing you should look to for your people. No?

Q:

Why is this? Because of his insistence on balancing the budget? Is that the background of everything?

Lasker:

Yes. He's tremendously involved, but he still spent thirty billion dollars. He has a thirty billion dollar bigger budget than Ford had, so I don't see why, if he was able to bring himself to a thirty billion dollar bigger budget for other things, he shouldn't want to increase the chances for survival of the people of the United States. It's just something that -- this whole health field has lacked political umph.

Q:

This is hard to explain, isn't it?



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