Dealing with our Political Enemies
EYES ONLY MEMORANDUM
THE WHITE HOUSE
June 24, 1971
|MEMORANDUM FOR:||JOHN DEAN
|Attached is the list of opponents which we have compiled. I thought it would be useful from time to time.|
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
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
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.
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.
Doyle, Dane and Bernbach
The top Democratic advertising firm — they destroyed Goldwater in ’64. They should be hit hard starting with Dane.
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.
Long Island, New York
Guiding force behind the 18 year old "Dump Nixon" vote drive.
Leading executive at Common Cause
A scandal would be most helpful here.
No comments necessary
|10.||S. STERLING MUNRO, JR.
Senator Jackson’s AA
We should give him a try. Positive results would stick a pin in Jackson’s white hat.
|11.||FELD, BERNARD T.
Heavy far left funding. They will program an “all court press” against us in ’72.
New York City
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.
|14.||LAMBERT, SAMUEL M.
Has taken us on vis a vis federal aid to parochial schools—a ’72 issue.
|15.||MOTT, STEWART RAWLINGS
Nothing but big money for radic-lib candidates.
Columbia Broadcasting System
A real media enemy.
|18.||S. HARRISON DOGOLE
2011 Walnut Street
President of Globe Security Systems—fourth largest private detective agency in U.S. Heavy Humphrey contributor. Could program his agency against us.
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
Daily hate Nixon articles.