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and the Blairs in Washington and the fact that there was real
interest demonstrated by some of the newcomers.
Yes. Oh, there was real interest. But that doesn't
translate into anything unless you come in the next day with
the legislation. (laughs) Or usually it doesn't.
My dear, you're kind of cynical!
I am cynical. I've worked on it too long.
What about any contacts in the White House?
Well, you won't, believe this, but I received an invitation.
You know I'm an unreconstructed Democrat. I received an invitation
to dine at the White House in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Sadat. I
went last Wednesday night.
Was that a dress-up affair? I saw Sadat in a necktie.
Yes. Well, he doesn't like to wear black tie, so it was
dinner dresses and ordinary business suits for the men. However,
it was extremely interesting as I sat next to Sadat and Henry
Kissinger at Mrs. Reagan's table.
But you like to sit next to Henry when you know you're going
to sit there.
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