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October

20

1988

October 20, 1988



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Diary Entry - 10/20/1988

Thursday, October 20, 1988

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Started day at 10 A.M. Some talk of budget for 1990. Under the law I submit such a budget & the succeeding President can change it. I decided we should do our best to come up with the budget I’d want if I were going to administer it. At same time confer with Bush so he wouldn’t have some change he’d like to make.

Then some talk about the pending immigration legislation. It’s on hold because my friend Al Simpson (Sen.) objects to a couple of points that are important to me. Ken is working on him.

N.S.C.—Very short meeting. Some details about suicide bombing on Lebanon-Israel border. A van loaded with 250 lbs. of dynamite rammed into an Israeli military convoy and exploded—7 Israeli soldiers killed & 8 wounded.

Marcos refused to obey a subpoena & is charged with contempt of court.

Then a meeting with Italys Bettina Craxi—ex P.M. We faced the press in the Rose Garden—then a brief meeting in the Oval O. Most of talk on maintaining the good relations we have.

Some desk time then a briefing for visit of S. Korean Pres. Roh. At 11:45 he arrived and we did the Rose Garden press bit. Then a short meeting in the Oval O. 1 on 1. This is his 2nd meeting. He was here a year ago when he was a candidate. A longer plenary meeting in the Cabinet room & over to the W.H. to continue meeting over lunch. We have a fine relationship. Discussed our trade problems, his efforts & ours to establish a relationship with N. Korea. Departure at 1:30. Back to some bill signings as Cong. starts closing down. Then the grandson & other relatives of Herbert Hoover came in with George Nash to present me with Georges first volume on a biography of Herbert Hoover covering his humanitarian work in Europe after W.War I.

More desk time—a couple of photos—departure of Ralph [Bledsoe]. Bob Tuttle came in at 4 P.M. for shortest Personnel meeting we’ve had—only 3 appointments.

Then over to the Dr’s. office to be fitted with a form of magnifying glass mounted on a pair of spectacles.

Upstairs for exercise & shower & dress up for testimonial dinner for Nancy—a really big nationwide affair. Kiwanis, Lyons, Sertoma, Scents & a host of other service & fraternal org’s. joined in a salute to Nancy for the fight against drugs. Bob Hope was a surprise guest, speaker after speaker gave her praise & named her as the leader in the war on drugs. So to bed.