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Lasker:

Isn't it?

Q:

Because it involves everybody.

Lasker:

Yes. You see, if Teddy Kennedy had been the President of the United States, it would have been a whole different -- or the candidate. It would have been entirely different, because Teddy has it at heart.

Q:

Are you establishing a good relationship with the Administration?

Lasker:

Well, I'm trying to. I was the co-chairman of the dinner in honor of Carter. I gave a party for Califano and we raised some money there. But the dinner as a whole raised a million dollars, largely due to the efforts of Mr. Krim, Arthur Krim, and Mr. Steven Ross. But my party did raise some money.

Q:

Where did you have your party?

Lasker:

It was on the 2nd of June.

Q:

No, where did you have it?

Lasker:

Oh, in my apartment. And the dinner at the Waldorf really went very well, but I was supposed to sit next to Carter, which was the time I'd hoped to have at least a few minutes to talk to him. Instead of that, he came in, shook hands with everybody in the room, including me, and was out in an hour and forty minutes.

Q:

And she did not come with him?

Lasker:

She didn't come. So I had no chance to talk to him at all. I received a note of thanks, handwritten, from him, and that was it.



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