President Richard Nixon∇: Yeah?
President Nixon: Yeah.
President Nixon: Hello, Bob.
Bob Haldeman: Yes, sir.
President Nixon: I wondered if we'd got any reaction from the cabinet on those glasses and things we sent to them.
Haldeman: Yeah, we have.
President Nixon: I didn't see anything. I was just curious.
Haldeman: We have, and I guess we haven't sent the notes in [to you] yet.
President Nixon: Ah, that's all right, I just wanted to be sure they got them.
Haldeman: Oh, yeah. Yeah, they did, and we've had –
President Nixon: Ah, all right.
Haldeman:--notes from them.
President Nixon: I suppose that they're, uh . . . [There's about not much more we can do, but that was something they could] . . . I think that [with] Rumsfeld∇2 there is probably a pretty good one with regard to him anyway, but, uh—I think some of them appreciate it anyway.
Haldeman: Oh, sure they do. That's – you know, anything— they're very appreciative of that kind of thing but there's the real question, whether they're appreciative or not, whether it does any good.
President Nixon: Whether it does any good, in terms of other things, right.
Haldeman: Yeah, that's it.
President Nixon: That's OK. All right, fine. We're seeing them, we're going to see the tree on Tuesday, huh?
Haldeman: Yeah, we'll see what we work out on that.
President Nixon: Whatever you want. Tuesday's fine, Tuesday or Wednesday. This would be a good week to get just the cats and dogs out of the way.
President Nixon: Don't you think?
President Nixon: And I think the idea – that my idea – of just putting—add a half hour each – and it's on the public schedule.
President Nixon: So that they're on there, you know? For a half hour each, and they know.
President Nixon: OK, and we'll get them—and I'll run it right like clockwork.
President Nixon: OK.
Haldeman: Good. OK.
1 H.R. “Bob” Haldeman was White House chief of staff. (↑)
2 Donald H. Rumsfeld was counselor to the president. (↑)