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The Governor is now seeming to be unwilling to sign it,
and we're not quite sure whether he's going to or not because
of the opposition of Dr. Cahill. Gov. Carey is devoted to --
because Cahill helped his wife when his wife was dying of breast
cancer, and he really refers to him on all kinds of state
health problems. Cahill is a tropical medicine expert, presumably,
interested in tropical medicine, and gives one day a week to the
affairs of New York state, presumably.
Now, I told you I think that Carey wrote me that he
wanted a Lasker Award for Dr. Cahill, and I responded to say that
I didn't have it in my power to give it to them, that there
were 25 judges, it had to be taken up with the judges. They
did not decide on Cahill, and I think that both the governor
and Cahill think it must be my fault, and they're very mad,
and Carey loath to sign this bill.
Is it that they think exclusively in terms of politics?
No, they just feel that this is an honor that Cahill
was due, and they should be able to get something from me in
order to do something that they think I want.
Well, this is politics.
Yes, this is politics. He did, however, send several
emissaries to ask me if I didn't want to be on the board of
New York State University -- the, on the board of the trustees
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