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A lot of people knew about it, but lot of people can know about a thing like that without its getting into the gossip columns, or into general circulation where the rank and file voters hear of it. Nobody certainly was going to get up and talk about it. That just isn't done. It didn't occur to me that it would be done, but I was interested that it was discussed and that the decision was no.

Then on our side there were Wallace's Guru letters. I'm not sure that I heard of them at that time. If I did, it was in a way in which I didn't think they amounted to anything. I do remember the President saying, but I don't remember whether this was during the campaign, or afterwards, “By God, You don't mean there are letters that don't involve a woman. How ridiculous!” There must be a woman in it or it wouldn't be an embarrassing document.

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