Dealing with our Political Enemies

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Dealing with our Political Enemies  (1971) 
by George T. Bell




EYES ONLY
MEMORANDUM

THE WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON

June 24, 1971



MEMORANDUM FOR:  JOHN DEAN

JERRY WARREN
VAN SHUMWAY

 
SUBJECT: OPPONENTS LIST
 
Attached is the list of opponents which we have compiled. I thought it would be useful from time to time.
 
[signed]

George T. Bell

SUBJECT: OPPONENT PRIORITY ACTIVITY


Having studied the attached material and evaluated the recommendations for the discussed action, I believe you will find my list worthwhile for go status. It is in priority order.

1. PICKER, ARNOLD M.

United Artists Corporation
929 7th Avenue
New York, N. Y.

Top Muskie fundraiser. Success here could be both debilitating and very embarrassing to the Muskie machine. If effort looks promising, both Ruth and David Picker should be programmed and then a follow-through with United Artists.


2. BARKAN, ALEXANDER E.

National director of A.F.L.-C.I.O.’s Committee on Political Education
Washington, D. C.

Without a doubt the most powerful political force programmed against us in 1968. ($10 million dollars, 4.6 million votes, 115 million pamphlets, 176,000 workers — all programmed by Barkan’s C.O.P.E. — so says Teddy White in The Making of the President 1968). We can expect the same effort this time.


3. GUTHMAN, ED

Managing Editor L. A. Times

Guthman, former Kennedy aide, was a highly sophisticated hatchetman against us in '68. It is obvious he is the prime mover behind the current Key Biscayne effort. It is time to give him the message.


4. DANE, MAXWELL

Doyle, Dane and Bernbach
New York

The top Democratic advertising firm — they destroyed Goldwater in ’64. They should be hit hard starting with Dane.


5. CHARLES DYSON

Dyson-Kissner Corporation New York

Dyson and Larry O’Brien were close business associates after ’68. Dyson has huge business holdings and is presently deeply involved in the Businessmen’s Educational Fund which bankrolls a national radio network of five-minute programs, anti-Nixon in character.

6. STEIN, HOWARD

Dreyfus Corporation
New York

Heaviest contributor to McCarthy in ’68. If McCarthy goes, will do the same in ’72. If not, Lindsay or McGovern will receive the funds.


7. LOWENSTEIN, ALLARD

Long Island, New York

Guiding force behind the 18 year old "Dump Nixon" vote drive.


8. HALPERIN, MORTON

Leading executive at Common Cause

A scandal would be most helpful here.


9. WOODCOCK, LEONARD

UAW
Detroit, Michigan

No comments necessary


10. S. STERLING MUNRO, JR.

Senator Jackson’s AA
711 Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring, Md.

We should give him a try. Positive results would stick a pin in Jackson’s white hat.


11. FELD, BERNARD T.

President
Council for a Livable World

Heavy far left funding. They will program an “all court press” against us in ’72.


12. DAVIDOFF, SIDNEY

New York City
Lindsay’s top personal aide.

A first class S.O.B., wheeler-dealer and suspected bagman. Positive results would really shake the Lindsay camp and Lindsay’s plans to capture youth vote. Davidoff in charge.


13. CONYERS, JOHN

Congressman, Detroit

Coming on fast. Emerging as a leading black anti-Nixon spokesman. Has known weakness for white females.

14. LAMBERT, SAMUEL M.

President
National Education Association

Has taken us on vis a vis federal aid to parochial schools—a ’72 issue.


15. MOTT, STEWART RAWLINGS

Mott Associates
New York

Nothing but big money for radic-lib candidates.


16. DELLUMS, RONALD

Congressman, California

Had extensive EMK-Tunney support in his election bid. Success might help in California next year.


17. SCHORR, DANIEL

Columbia Broadcasting System
Washington

A real media enemy.


18. S. HARRISON DOGOLE

2011 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pa.

President of Globe Security Systems—fourth largest private detective agency in U.S. Heavy Humphrey contributor. Could program his agency against us.


19. PAUL NEWMAN

California

Radic-lib causes. Heavy McCarthy involvement ’68. Used effectively in nationwide T.V. commercials. ’72 involvement certain.


20. MC GRORY, MARY

2710 Macomb Street, Washington
Columnist

Daily hate Nixon articles.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).