392

Date: 
Dec 18, 1972 - Jan 01, 1973
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08)
Conversation No. 392-1 Date: December 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:13 pm and 5:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman. [This recording began while the meeting was in progress.] Press relations -Ronald L. Ziegler’s briefings -Mistakes -Henry A. Kissinger -Herbert G. Klein -Kissinger’s briefings -Preparation -Ziegler -Memoranda -Points -Ziegler’s briefing -Vietnam negotiations -Saigon and Hanoi -Prolonging talks and war -Kissinger’s briefing Second term reorganization -Julie Nixon Eisenhower Press relations -Unknown woman reporter -Life -Conversation with Ziegler [?] -Washington Post -Interviews -Helen Smith -Washington Post
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No 392-1 (cont’d) -The President’s conversation with Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Philadelphia Bulletin -Press pool -Washington Star -White House social events -Cabinet -Timing -Helen Thomas -Press room -Washington Star -Ziegler Second term reorganization -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Job duties -Thomas Kissinger’s press relations -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -Vietnam negotiations -Denial of conversation -Telephone -John F. Osborne -Nicholas P. Thimmesch -Executive -Kissinger’s sensitivity -Kissinger’s conversation with Ehrlichman -The President’s conversation with Kissinger -Enemies -Respect -Kissinger’s sensitivity -Foreign policy -The President’s trips to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] and the Soviet Union -Personal terms Vietnam negotiations -Charles W. Colson’s view -North Vietnam’s strategy
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No 392-1 (cont’d) -South Vietnam -Cut off of US aid -Kissinger -Vulnerability -Settlement agreement -Nguyen Van Thieu -Kissinger -Vulnerability -Settlement agreement -Resignation -Kissinger -Mistakes -[Oriana Fallaci] interview -“Peace is at hand” comment -“Peace is at hand” -Hanoi’s publishing of peace terms -1972 election -Difficulty with North Vietnam, Thieu -Continuation of talks -1972 election -The President’s address, “Look to the Future” -Need for reassurance -The President’s conversation with Haldeman -Emotions -Foreign policy -First term -The President’s credibility -Public opinion -Midwest, Far West, South -Kissinger -Press relations -Public mail -Telegrams -Cambodia -Press relations -Joseph C. Kraft, Peter Lisagor -Readership -The President -Law firm
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No 392-1 (cont’d) -Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak -Readership -Congress -Reston, Kraft -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Departure -Return -Kissinger’s resignation -Home -Arlington -The President’s credibility -Kissinger’s credibility -Compared to George S. McGovern’s and Hanoi’s credibilities -Kissinger’s press relations -Newsweek -New York Times -US bombing of North Vietnam -Kissinger’s telephone call to Ehrlichman -Purpose -White House staff unity -Kissinger’s resignation -Kissinger’s sensitivity Kissinger -Intelligence -Compared to William P. Rogers -Intelligence Quotients [IQs] -Tactics, strategy -Nelson A. Rockefeller Budget -New York Times article by Eileen Shanahan -Spending limitation -Congressional relations -Plan of Allen J. Ellender -Vote -Congressional relations -Reform -Credit
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No 392-1 (cont’d) -Vote -The President’s credibility -1972 election -Effect of campaign -Vietnam negotiations Saul Pett -Book [The Instant It Happened] -Associated Press [AP] -Possible meeting with the President Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:13 pm. The President’s schedule -Pett -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon Package -Delivery to Map Room -Mrs. Nixon The President’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 5:50 pm. Ehrlichman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:13 pm and 5:50 pm. [Conversation No. 392-1A] Package Delivery to Map Room -Emil (“Bus”) Mosbacher, Jr. [?] [End of telephone conversation] The President’s schedule -1972 election -California
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No 392-1 (cont’d) Vietnam negotiations -US bombing of North Vietnam -Kissinger -Congressional relations Kissinger’s press relations -Kissinger’s conversation with Ehrlichman -White House staff unity -Fallaci interview -Effect -Compared to “Peace is at hand” -Tape recording -Haig Press relations -Experience -Trust -Osborne, Thimmesch -Los Angeles Times -AP -United Press International [UPI] -AP -Osborne -Hugh S. Sidey -John P. (“Jack”) Sutherland of US News and World Report -Frank Cormier -Tape recorder -Washington Post -Katharine L. Graham’s telephone call to Ehrlichman -Press pool -Exclusives -White House social events -New York Times -Washington Post -Washington Star -Kansas City Star The President talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 4:13 pm and 5:50 pm.
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No 392-1 (cont’d) [Conversation No. 392-1B] Kissinger’s schedule Vietnam War -US bombing of North Vietnam -Report -Timing Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] [End of telephone conversation] Kissinger -Conversation with the President Haldeman and Ehrlichman left at 5:50 pm.
Conversation No. 392-2 Date: December 18, 1972 Time: 5:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man.
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-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No 392-2 (cont’d)
The President and the unknown man left at 5:50 pm.
Conversation No. 392-3 Date: December 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:18 pm and 12:29 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person.
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The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:29 pm.
Conversation No. 392-4 Date: December 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:18 pm and 12:29 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Zosimo T. Monzon [?].
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-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-4 (cont’d) The President’s schedule [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Monzon [?] left at an unknown time before 12:29 pm.
Conversation No. 392-5 Date: December 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:18 pm and 12:29 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Meeting with George P. Shultz -Wage and price controls -Paper -Signature -Meeting with Saul Pett -Photograph opportunity -Timing -Photographer -Ronald L. Ziegler -[Key Biscayne] -Helicopter departure -Volunteers -Meeting with Shultz -Wage and price controls -Trade bill Bull left at an unknown time before 12:29 pm.
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08)
Conversation No. 392-6 Date: December 20, 1972 Time: 12:29 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 34-139]
Conversation No. 392-7 Date: December 20, 1972 Time: 12:32 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Request for a call to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
Conversation No. 392-8 Date: December 20, 1972 Time: 12:32 pm - 12:33 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 34-140]
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08)
Conversation No. 392-9 Date: December 20, 1972 Time: 12:33 pm - 1:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Charles W. Colson.
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Polls -Vietnam War -Albert E. Sindlinger -“Hawks” -Compared to “doves” -Press conference -Negotiations -Congressional relations -“Peace with honor” -“Hawks” and “doves” -Compared to the President’s May 8, 1972 decision -World War III -Cambodia -Liberals -Henry A. Kissinger’s credibility
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-9 (cont’d) -“Hawks” -Compared to “doves” -Negativity -Public confusion -Compared to the President’s May 8, 1972 decision -North Vietnam’s invasion of South Vietnam -Uncertainty -The President’s possible statement Edward M. Kennedy
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Robert J. Dole’s press conference -Possible reasons for comments -Republican National Committee [RNC] chairman -Departure -Robert B. Docking -Election margin in gubernatorial race -Possible Senate candidate -Lawyer -Colson’s view -Bryce N. Harlow -Camp David -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Barry M. Goldwater -The President’s assistance -“Persecution complex” -George H. W. Bush -Recommendation -Kansas City speech -Support for the President -Response -Harlow -Clay T. (“Tom”) Whitehead [?] [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-9 (cont’d)
Vietnam War -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Kennedy’s statement -Tone -The President’s conversation with Henry A. Kissinger -Colson’s view -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman’s view -Timing -Christmas -B-52 losses -Duration -Air Force -Performance -Civilian casualties -Haldeman’s view -The President’s view -Public relations [PR] -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] -George Meany -“Doves” -J. William Fulbright -Statements -News summary -The President’s reading -Physical examination -Dilation of eyes -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] radio -Marvin L. Kalb’s conversation with aide of Senate Democrat -“Hawks” -Washington, DC -The President’s possible television [TV] appearance -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Pace of US bombing -New York Times, press coverage -B-52 losses -Compared to A-7 losses
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-9 (cont’d) -Possible backgrounder -William H. Sullivan -John A. Scali Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time between 12:33 pm and 12:47 pm. The President’s schedule -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Edward V. Jones The President talked with the White House operator at 12:47 pm. [Conversation No. 392-9A] [See Conversation No. 34-141] [End of telephone conversation] The President’s schedule -Helicopter -Meeting with Saul Pett -Timing Bull left at an unknown time before12:47 pm. Issues -Clarification -Sullivan The President talked with Mrs. Nixon between 12:47 pm and 12:48 pm. [Conversation No. 392-9B] [See Conversation No. 34-142] [End of telephone conversation] The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:48 pm and 12:49 pm.
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-9 (cont’d) [Conversation No. 392-9C] [See Conversation No. 34-143] [End of telephone conversation]
Vietnam War -Henry A. Kissinger -Relations with the President -Kissinger’s “Peace is at hand” statement -Credibility The President talked with Bull between 12:49 pm and 12:50 pm. [Conversation No. 392-9D] [See Conversation No. 34-144] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam negotiations -Settlement agreement, November 1972 -Kissinger -The President’s alleged action -State Department -“Hawks” -Sullivan -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Ronald L. Ziegler -Return -Timing -Settlement agreement -North Vietnam’s condition -Civilian prisoners held by South Vietnam -North Vietnam’s announcement -Settlement agreement, October 1972 -Ziegler
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-9 (cont’d) -The President’s possible TV appearance -Tone -PR -Vietnam’s sovereignty -Howard K. Smith -New York Times -Two Vietnams -Compared to one Vietnam, two zones -End of war -Scali’s morale -“Doves” -“Louis P. Harris’s telephone call to Colson -PR -US bombing of North Vietnam -Duration -POWs -Press relations -North Vietnam “reneged” on deal -Ziegler -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Press relations -The President’s actions -Tone -Breakdown in talks -Impulsiveness -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Response -Kissinger -Scali’s role -Kissinger’s hawkishness -Timing -Tone -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -George S. McGovern -Settlement agreement -Nguyen Van Thieu’s position -North Vietnam -Rhetoric -Soviet Union
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-9 (cont’d) -PR -“Hawks” -US-North Vietnam bilateral deal -POWs -US withdrawal -McGovern -Cut off of US aid to South Vietnam -Honor -US assistance and involvement in war -Vietnamization -South Vietnam’s army -Photographs -Long Bien -Tank commanders -Film -Settlement agreement -Thieu’s position -Political settlement -Separate deal -McGovern -Separate deal -North Vietnam -South Vietnam’s army -South Vietnam’s territorial integrity -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -Duration of war -PR -The President’s possible statement -Honorable peace -South Vietnam’s self-defense -End of war -Continuation of war -US involvement -Thieu -North Vietnam’s violations -1972 campaign -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -PR -Harris
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-9 (cont’d) -Sindlinger -Polling -“Hawks” compared to “doves” -Congressional relations -Settlement agreement -Signing -Dole -“Doves” -Jacob K. Javits, Charles McC. Mathias -Primary, caucus -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Jack F. Kemp -Rockefeller -Elmer H. Bobst library dedication -Behavior -Lifestyle -Margaretta (“Happy”) Rockefeller -Javits -Kemp -Charles H. Percy’s statement -Settlement agreement -North Vietnam -Conditions -Generation of peace -Presidential nomination -Republicans -“Doves” -Illinois -Mathis -Press relations -New York Times, Washington Post -Congressional relations -House of Representatives -Members urging cessation of bombing -Number -Current coverage compared to prior coverage Press relations -Clay T. (“Tom”) Whitehead’s speech
-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-9 (cont’d) -Effect -Proposal -Local TV stations’ license renewals extension -Stability -Accountability -Congressional relations -Federal Communications Commission [FCC] -Cable TV -Whitehead’s program -Access rules -Rerun issue -Justice Department anti-trust suit -Cost -Business -Unknown person Productivity Commission -Business -Labor -The President’s schedule -George P. Shultz -Surrogates -Hand-shaking -Meany -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Gift -Ashtray -Secretary of Labor Labor relations -Longshoremen -Thomas W. (“Teddy”) Gleason -Colson’s career -Paul Hall -Colson’s conversation with Gleason -1973 Inauguration -Fitzsimmons -Support by union members for the President -Vietnam War
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-9 (cont’d) -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Dikes The President’s second term -North Vietnam -Soviet Union -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -1972 election -Congressional relations -White House Second term reorganization -Dole -Departure -RNC -Kansas -1972 election Vietnam War -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Congressional relations -Hardliners -James O. Eastland -John C. Stennis -F. Edward Hebert’s statement -Sindlinger poll -Distribution -Hardliners -Sindlinger -Telephone call to Colson -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Criticism -John Foster Dulles -Eisenhower -Kissinger -Praise -Kissinger -The President -Press relations
-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-9 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s relations with the President -Treatment of Kissinger -The President as a “hawk” -Credit White House staff -Kissinger -Colson -Haldeman John B. Connally Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Lack of subtlety Connally -Moneymaking -Relationship with Southern Democrats and the President -Political future -Independent -Colson’s relationship with Connally Charls E. Walker -Business -Democratic Party -Conversation with Colson -Promotional ability -Administration causes Colson -Future career -Lloyd N. Cutler -Don Peterson [?] -Cutler -Lawsuit Press relations -Washington Post -New York Times
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-9 (cont’d) -Second term -Networks -New York Times -Max Frankel -Kissinger -Kenneth W. Clawson -Kissinger
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-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-9 (cont’d) -California -Congressional relations -The President’s physical examination -Hospital [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Harry S. Truman -Health -The President’s conversation with his doctors -Death -Timing -Funeral -The President’s attendance -Truman’s allies Lyndon B. Johnson -Health -Death -Funeral -Timing -Colson’s conversation with Martin E. Underwood -Blair House dinner -Underwood’s background -Advance man for Johnson -Seton Hall -Marvin Mandel of Maryland’s staff -Hardening of Johnson’s arteries
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-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-9 (cont’d) -Compared to 1964 election -Johnson -Alabama -Missouri -California -Compared to 1936 election -Landslide -Third parties -Communist Party -Socialist Workers Party -Scammon -Percentage -Compared to 1964 election -Johnson [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Colson’s schedule -Vacation -Colson’s children Vietnam War -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -White House staff -Scali -Patrick J. Buchanan -B-52 losses -Expectations -World War II -Squadron -Scali -Timing -Christmas -PR -Newspaper readership The President’s schedule
-25NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-9 (cont’d) -Swimming pool Colson left at 1:30 pm.
Conversation No. 392-10 Date: January 1, 1973 Time: 11:17 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. Request for a meeting with Charles W. Colson -Executive Office Building [EOB]
Conversation No. 392-11 Date: January 1, 1973 Time: Unknown between 11:17 am and 11:20 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person.
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The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:20 am.
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Conversation No. 392-12 Date: January 1, 1973 Time: Unknown between 11:17 am and 11:20 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Manolo Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:20 am.
Conversation No. 392-13 Date: January 1, 1973 Time: Unknown between 11:17 am and 11:20 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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-27NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-13 (cont’d) [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:20 am.
Conversation No. 392-14 Date: January 1, 1973 Time: 11:20 am - 1:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Charles W. Colson. Public relations [PR] -The President’s meeting with George E. Allen -Television [TV] coverage -Effect -US bombing of North Vietnam -Foreign policy -Newspaper story -Billy Kilmer’s daughter -Cerebral palsy -Age -The President’s handwritten note -Delivery -Gerald L. Warren -Washington Star -Mrs. Felix Lumbrosso -Allen -Compared to Don Shula and Tom Landry -[Washington Redskins] -“Over-the-hill” gang -Hand-shaking with Colson -Spirit -Hometown, state, country
-28NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Identification -Hardhats -Press relations -Redskins fans at playoff game -Government workers -Chevrolet -Blacks -Larry Brown -Lower middle class -Chevrolet -Hecht Company -Government workers -Anti-elitism -The President’s supporters -Government unions -Maryland -Kenneth R. Lyons -Postal workers -James Rademacher -Blacks -Rademacher’s statement at convention -The President’s opponents -Government workers -Liberal Democrats -Jews -Silver Spring, Maryland and Chevy Chase, Maryland -Sensitive jobs -1972 election -GS-16s, GS-17s, GS-18s -Intellectual community -Washington, DC press Personal intelligence -Republicans -House of Representatives and Senate -Resentment -The President’s experience as Congressman -Alger Hiss case -Intellectuals
-29NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Liberals -Conservatives -Barry M. Goldwater -Charles E. Goodell -Character -William E. Brock, III -Clarence J. (“Bud”) Brown -James L. Buckley and William F. Buckley, Jr. -Patrick J. Buchanan -Hugh Scott -Southern Democrats -Unknown person -Herman E. Talmadge -Russell B. Long -F. Edward Hebert -Richard B. Russell -Compared to Robert A. Taft, Sr. -Taft -Henry Styles Bridges -Character -William F. Knowland -Character -Everett M. Dirksen -Character -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -John D. Ehrlichman -Colson -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Leonard Garment -William L. Safire -Buchanan -Dwight L. Chapin -John B. Connally -Clark MacGregor -Minnesota -World War II experiences -Office of Strategic Services [OSS] -1968 campaign -Midwestern chairman
-30NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Senate candidacy -Conservatism -Anti-busing forces -Politics -“Attack rationale” -Allen -Acceptability -Peer groups Congressional relations -Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy eras -Republican conservatives -Capitol Hill Club -Dullness -Washington, DC establishment -Conservative Republicans -Donald H. Rumsfeld [?]
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-31NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) Conservatives -George H. W. Bush -Effectiveness -James L. Buckley [?] -South -Economy -Virginia -Mills Godwin -Independent -Linwood Holton -Liberal Republican -Eastern education -Honesty -Southern legislatures -Transportation Committee chairman -John B. Connally -Colson’s conversation -Party change The President’s schedule -Haldeman -Rose Bowl Parade -California [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Congressional relations -Gerald R. Ford’s and Scott’s recommendations -William E. Timmons -Meetings with the President -Bryce N. Harlow -Reception for retirees -Breakfasts -Group size -Frequency -Timmons -Haldeman -Ehrlichman
-32NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Meetings with Republican governors -Linwood Holton -Meeting with Ehrlichman -Recommendation -Frequency -Democrats -Assumption -White House staff -Ford, Scott, Holton -Republicans -Support for the President’s policies -Meetings with the President -Compared to Dwight D. Eisenhower -Businessman -1972 election -Victory margin Rose Bowl Parade -Colson’s viewing -TV -Flowers -Orchids, roses -Floats -Cost Congressional relations -The President’s first term -1972 election -Votes -Meetings with the President -Social functions -Johnson -Colson’s experience -Lloyd M. Bentson, Jr., unknown person -Dirksen, Ford -John Sweeney -Thomas W. (“Teddy”) Gleason -Johnson’s drinking -Party
-33NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Dirksen -Stress -Capitol Hill Club -Reception -White House -Eisenhower -Leverett Saltonstall -William B. Saxbe -“Embargo” -Duration -Samuel L. Devine -Social function -William J. Baroody, Jr. -Colson’s role -Haldeman’s concern -Colson’s role -Saxbe -Haldeman Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 11:20 am. [Rose Bowl football game] -TV channel [Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s comments are audible on the TV broadcast] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:50 pm. Mrs. Nixon’s schedule -The President’s schedule -[University of Southern California] [USC] -Salute to Mrs. Nixon Press relations -Warren’s press conference -The President’s schedule -Preparation of Inaugural speech and other messages -TV watching -Mrs. Nixon
-34NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Rose Bowl -Wires The President’s schedule -Office entry -Policeman -Key -Colson’s conversation with Stephen B. Bull Johnson -Watergate Congressional relations -Meetings with the President -White House staff’s judgment -Johnson -Restoration of aloofness, mystery, grandeur -Camp David -Respect -Compared to fellowship -Harlow -Ford -Ambassador from Korea -Hardhats -Aloofness -Compared to insensitivity -Listening -Access -Issues -Base closures, dams -Decisionmaking process -Loyalists -Scott -Social events -Press relations -Timmons -The President’s schedule -Lyons -Work image
-35NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Mary McGrory -Dancing in hotel -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Work -Lyons -Timmons -Harlow -Purpose -Harlow’s view -Fallacy -Timmons -Harlow’s experience -Carl Vinson -Congress’s power vis-à-vis the President’s power -Congress as “debating society” -Congressional paralysis -Structure -Colson’s experience -Russell -Presidential ambitions -Relationship with the President -Republican Party -Francis L. Dale -David K. Wilson -Clarence J. (“Bud)” Brown, Jr. -Meetings with the President -Scott, Ford, Dirksen -Meetings with Agnew -The President’s experience as Vice President -Scott -Eisenhower -Baroody -Haldeman -Cabinet, White House staff -Colson’s role The President’s schedule -Business groups -Loyalists
-36NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Business Council -George P. Shultz -Politics -Donald McI. Kendall -Treaties Vietnam War -Shultz’s view -Colson’s trip to Key Biscayne with Shultz and Kendall -1972 election -Kissinger’s “Peace is at hand” comment -End -Timing -1972 election -George S. McGovern White House staff -Shultz -Ehrlichman -Intelligence -Haldeman -Toughness -Character -Emotions Congressional relations -Meetings with the President -Social occasions -Duration -Briefings -Cabinet Room -Morocco -William B. Saxbe -Trip to Asia -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABM] vote -Edward W. Brooke -Votes against the administration -Black identity -Constituency
-37NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -John Sherman Cooper -Brooke -Massachusetts -Constituency
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] 1972 election results -Massachusetts -Brooke -Republican organization -Francis W. Sargent -Lieutenant Governor -Donald R. Dwight -Political ambitions -Abilities -Victory margin -John H. Chaffee -Florida, West Virginia -Press relations -Congressional relations -Political leaders -Charles H. Percy -New Establishment -American Enterprise Institute [AEI] -Polling -Louis P. Harris -George H. Gallup -Albert E. SIndlinger -Sindlinger -Stress positive results [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
News summaries -Instant polling
-38NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Issues -Editing -Cuts -Tone -Negativity -Positivity -The President’s reading -1973 Inauguration -Negative tone -Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin -Buchanan -1972 election period -1972 campaign -McGovern -Allin and Buchanan -Press relations -John A. Scali White House staff -Alarmists -Watergate -The President’s knowledge News summaries -Allin -Alarmists -Buchanan -Crisis -1972 campaign -McGovern’s crowds -Colson’s viewing in Boston -Compared to the President’s crowds -Sensitivities, instincts -Positive tone -Congressional relations -New York Times, Washington Post -Washington Star -TV -Martin Z. Agronsky
-39NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Columbus Dispatch, Dallas Morning News, Nashville Banner Colson -Future -Law firm -Seminars -David Packard -Facility -Moneymaking -Albert H. Quie -Packard -Hubert Wallace [?] -Facility Packard -Experience in administration -Family problem -Cambodia -1972 campaign -Experience in administration -Exposure to problems Rose Bowl Parade -Flowers -The President’s TV watching -Sound -Flowers -Floats Football -Rose Bowl -Super Bowl -The President’s TV watching -The President’s reading, dictation -Sound -Telephone calls -Playoff games -The President’s schedule -Meeting with Allen
-40NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Rose Bowl, 1969 -Secret Service -Unknown woman -Late arrival -Husband -Comment about traffic -The President’s entourage -Florida -Staff -Communication -Secret Service -University of Arkansas vs. [University of Texas] game, 1969 -Press relations -Secret Service -Staff -Military aide -Congressional relations -Motorcade -Public opinion -Campaigning -The President’s attendance at theater and sporting events -Redskins playoff game -Traffic -Compared to John F. Kennedy -Rose Bowl, 1959 -Unknown woman -Comment about traffic -Redskins playoff game -Dressing rooms -Dallas Cowboys -Edward Bennett Williams The President’s schedule -Meeting with Allen -Allen’s family -Press relations -Network news -William A. Gill, Jr.
-41NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) Press relations -Warren’s press conference -Timing Colson left at an unknown time after 11:20 am. [Pause] Colson entered at an unknown time before 12:50 pm. The President talked with an unknown person [Bull?] at an unknown time between 11:20 am and 12:50 pm. [Conversation No. 392-14A] The President’s schedule [End of telephone conversation] Press relations -Warren’s press conference -The President’s meeting with Allen -The President’s schedule -Arrival at Oval Office -Timing The President’s schedule -Meeting with Saul Pett -Colson’s conversation with Pett -Duration -The President’s watching of football game while working -The President’s health -Colson’s meetings with the President -Doctors Bull entered at 12:50 pm. TV
-42NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) Request for a copy Item for the President’s signature Press relations -Letter The President’s schedule -Unknown person -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Distinguished Service Award Presentation -Melvin R. Laird -Haig’s parents -Pentagon -Oval Office -Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft -Henry A. Kissinger -Timing -Haig Bull left at an unknown time before 1:10 pm. Haig -Promotion to Army Vice Chief of Staff -The President’s view -Capabilities -Politicians Eisenhower -Political ability -World War II -Britain -Compared to Kennedy Kennedy -Article -Brad Morse’s visit to Colson’s house at Christmas, 1972 -United Nations [UN] -Assassination
-43NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Presidency -US-Soviet Union relations -Nikita S. Khrushchev -Use of amphetamines (“speed”) -Doctor -New York Times article -Clive Barnes -Danger -Effect on personality -Verve -“Fast-talking charm” PR -1968 -Public mood -Change in foreign policy -Left-right conflict -Domestic and international aspects -Socialism Rose Bowl Parade -Floats -Flowers -Cost -Decorations -Timing -Grand marshal -Youth -Cost -Cities -Budgets -Rowboat -Cost -Bands -Cities -Standards Henry A. Kissinger’s press relations -Effect
-44NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Time -Man of the Year award -Kissinger’s unpredictability -New York Times article -Attribution to Max Frankel -Telephone call -Signal operator -Effect -Wendell Colson, II’s reaction -Washington, DC story -Upper middle class liberals Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:50 pm. The President’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 1:40 pm. Kissinger’s press relations -New York Times article -The President’s reaction Press relations -Kilmer’s daughter -The President’s handwritten note -Credit for the President -1972 campaign -The President’s telephone call to Barry M. Goldwater -Bias Harry S. Truman -Press relations -Presidency -Domestic policy -Taft-Hartley Act -1948 campaign -Alger Hiss case -Thomas E. Dewey -John Foster Dulles
-45NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Hiss’s credibility -Liberal establishment -Typewriter -The President’s anti-communism Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Watergate [?] -Congressional relations
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] 1972 election -John M. Murphy -Staten Island, New York -Mario D. Belardino [?] -Defeat -Margin -Jewish vote -Italian-Americans -Nelson A. Rockefeller 1976 Republican presidential nominee -Rockefeller -Bush -Percy -Strength, charisma -Speaking capabilities -Agnew -Personality -Political potential -Connally -Work habits -Health -Texas governor -Campaigning style -TV -Qualities of a candidate -Campaigning
-46NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) -Importance of hard work -New Hampshire -Oregon -Wisconsin -Nebraska -Florida -California -Connally -Advantage -Agnew -Rockefeller -New Hampshire -Connally -Blacks -George H. Mahon -Russell B. Long -Possible party change -Democrats’ possible reaction -Congress -Michael P. Balzano, Jr.’s views -Harry F. Byrd, Jr. -Governor -Mills Godwin -Democrats -Mississippi -Congress -Connally -Prospects -Possible party change -Eisenhower -1952 election -Role of Vice President -Agnew -Role as Vice President -The President’s future role -John Mulcahy [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
-47NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug.-08) Conversation No. 392-14 (cont’d) The President’s schedule -Haldeman’s schedule Harlow -Colson’s experience -Capitol Hill Colson left at 1:10 pm.
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