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and the Blairs in Washington and the fact that there was real interest demonstrated by some of the newcomers.

Lasker:

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.

Q:

My dear, you're kind of cynical!

Lasker:

I am cynical. I've worked on it too long.

Q:

What about any contacts in the White House?

Lasker:

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.

Q:

Was that a dress-up affair? I saw Sadat in a necktie.

Lasker:

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.

Q:

But you like to sit next to Henry when you know you're going to sit there.



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