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May

20

1986

May 20, 1986



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Diary Entry - 05/20/1986

Tuesday, May 20, 1986

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Suzanne Massie came by for a half hour visit—Nancy joined me. It should have been an hour at least. She is the greatest student I know of the Russian people. She’s convinced the Russians are going through a spiritual revival and are completely tuned out on Communism.

Nancy stayed with me for the signing of a proclamation naming “Just say no” week. It’s catching on as a real anti drug program for youngsters.

Prince Bandar back from Saudi Arabia told us the King has withdrawn the request to buy “Stingers.” We’ve passed the word to the Sen. & I think picked up some votes to support my veto.

Sen. Russell Long came by & he too agreed to support my veto. Then it was a meeting with the Sen. finance Committee to thank them for the Tax reform plan. A few of them started suggesting amendments. Most felt we should leave well enough alone. I agree.

After lunch & some desk time Paul Laxalt brought Jack Dreyfus by. Jack has spent $50 mil. of his own money on a foundation trying to get the drug Dilantin (used for Epileptics) recognized as useful in dozens of other ailments. He has no financial interest—it’s purely a belief that we are neglecting a great beneficial source of relief. The villain in the case is the Fed. Drug Admin. & they are a villain. Then a meeting with a dozen Jewish leaders on the Saudi arms sale with mixed results.