Interview with Dr. Robert Ellis
QUESTION 16
INTERVIEWER:

DID, DID YOU THINK THAT HE ACTUALLY HAD A PLAN FOR HOW YOU WERE GONNA STAND FAST OR DO YOU THINK HE WAS JUST TALKING?

Dr. Robert Ellis:

Well, of course I'm speculating uh, in response to that kind of question. Uh, I personally think that Governor Barnett uh, knew what he wanted to do: he wanted to keep Meredith out. But I think he listened to the last person who spoke to him in terms of the ways to do it. I really don't think he did a lot of original thinking on his own.