Interview with Paul N. Ylvisaker
QUESTION 21
INTERVIEWER:

How did the political leadership react?

PAUL YLVISAKER:

Political--

INTERVIEWER:

National political leadership.

PAUL YLVISAKER:

Certainly the President, who had ignored what I'd, as head of the commission, I had put to him the week before, then created the Kerner Commission, he had res--no alternative but now to face up to it, created the Kerner Commission, and then for a while, there was a period of kind of an outburst of political leadership, but again, after a while, the majority in America controlled the agenda, and they controlled the concerns of political leaders, and so there was a reversion, gradually, not through, not so s--slowly, it was, it was a reversion to the "Let's do business the way we've always done business."