Tip O'Neill and the Democratic century
Transcription of Annotations
Notes on front endpapers: "Wed., Apr. 4, 11 a.m. - "Peggy Noonan, p. 23: defender of evil things. - Why television in House? - Could never say "no" to anybody. - David Rogers, p. 676; Peggy Noonan, p. 678; B.C. exhibit - p. 744; Joe Moakley, $6 Mill. Appropriations. - Who in O'N clan refused to talk to you or open their files? - He [has] a streak of malice - two smiles. - His name Tip - where did he get it? - Cigars, a little drink, gambling. - The Henry Ford hospital donation story, p. 14. - Tip vs. Reagan. - p. 139: 1952: Tip hated Congress; 1954: PR Nationalists: Bullet hole in his chair; Eddie Boland, John McCormack; race tracks, poker, eating out at night. - p. 154: Not told in Tip's memoirs - Sherman Adams, Boston Herald and Channel 5 - Robert Choate; Taylor, Tom Winship, Drew Pearson, Jack Kennedy; O'Neill: a sacred cow inside Globe news room. - O'Neill - Kennedy relationship: a shadow remained; Bobby wanted Tip's seat; LBJ for V.P.; O'Donnell blocked Tip at W.H. - wanted to run for Gov. - LBJ speaks to B.C. - good? (p. 195). - Mayor of Shannon comes to visit." -- Notes on back endpapers: "Gerry Ford: put Ford on the back burner, p. 358. - Camscam: the moment "loss of civility", p. 636; O'Neill lunch for Boston Symphony - "no good SOB". - Son Tommy - Lt. Gov.; Michael: didn't like politics, drugs, alcohol, barely out-lived his father, p. 640. - 1984: Convention speech, blasts Rep. and Reagan for their private jets, etc., p. 646. - Coelho, Lud Ashley said O'N hated Tony; Leo Diehl - we never got along - He was no saint, but, p. 541. - R.R. vs. O'Neill - the son of a bitch rolled us. God - Jim Wright, p. 547. - How did you get to see the Jim Wright diary? - Social Security, p. 541; Lud Ashley : Re. and Dems. never trust each other again. - Neil MacNeil, Marty Tolchin, Francis O'Brien. - Did he do anything unethical? - What is Tip's [?]; 3.1 Bill. to 12 Bill. 2000; O'Neill: important to impeachment. - Comparison of O'Neill and Nixon and the way they felt about the Kennedys, quote p. 381. - O'N felt Watergate changed politics forever. - What was the Jim Wilmot story and Marty Tolchin's connection to it, p. 481? - Wilmot, a O'N financial angel, needed to nudge HUD Cirector Carla Hills for $88 million, p. 479). -- Annotations by Brian Lamb in the margins and underlining of pertinent phrases throughout the book. - Examples: p. 7: "He believed that government was the means by which a people came together to address their community's ills, to right wrongs and craft a just society." - p. 203: "...the Republican antagonists with whom he would battle for the rest of his life. Their names were Nixon, Reagan and Gingrich." - p. 437: "...O'Neill never lacked the cold-blooded will to do what was necessary." - p. 541: "He was no saint. ... He could be mean and small-minded. But at his core there lay a magnificence of spirit, deep compassion and a rock-hard set of beliefs." - p. 573: "He [Reagan] has no concern, no regard, no care for the little man of America." - p. 575: "Let's face it. This is a callous, right-wing administration committed to repealing the Great Society, the New Frontier, the Fair Deal and the New Deal. It has made a target of the politically weak, the poor, the working people."