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that I have been around Albany I have observed that when the Democrats are in power all the bills that I'm interested in always get passed, or at least put forward a little bit. When the Republicans are in, they all get sat right on and nothing that I'm interested in goes through.”

“Well,” he said, “I guess that makes you a Democrat, doesn't it?”

“Well,” I said, “I suppose it does. Certainly up to date I have thought the Democrats were right about all these things.”

“Well,” he said, “how did youse feel about the President?”

“Oh,” I said, “I thought Wilson was a wonderful President. We haven't had a President like that for a long time.”

“Why did youse like Wilson?”

“Well,” I said, “because he's a good man, an intelligent man, and seems to me to be devoted to the people and the people's interest. As near as I can make out, that seems to be the important thing.”

“Well,” he said, “that makes youse a Democrat in theory at least.”

I said, “But I don't know how I feel about free trade. I've never been sure about that. In the family in which I was brought up they thought free trade was terrible.”

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