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Gore Vidal: The Mafia did it


Ron Ecker
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From column on Vidal’s book Point to Point Navigation:

Organized crime bosses ordered the assassination of John F. Kennedy. "The late film producer Ray Stark told me how, during the short presidency of JFK, Joe Kennedy and [retired mob chief] Frank Costello would often have dinner at Kennedy's Central Park South apartment and rehash old crimes, often in the company of a retired Teamster who gave great massages. Joe's mob connections were useful to Jack in the 1960 election and could easily have saved JFK's life in 1963 had Bobby Kennedy, in the interest of building himself up in the public's eyes, not started arresting important mobsters."

Vidal's cousin Jackie Kennedy believed she might have saved the President on the fateful day in Dallas. "Since he wore a corset for his bad back, all she needed to have done was pull him onto the car floor, but she reacted too slowly in the shock of the moment."

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/460998p-387815c.html

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Guest Mark Valenti
oe's mob connections were useful to Jack in the 1960 election and could easily have saved JFK's life in 1963 had Bobby Kennedy, in the interest of building himself up in the public's eyes, not started arresting important mobsters."

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/460998p-387815c.html

Vidal and Bobby Kennedy hated each other after Vidal started publicly chastising the RFK Justice Department for not policing the FBI in its handling of civil rights matters.

In fact, their animosity grew so intense that they had a verbal tussle at the White House during a lavish party. Kennedy was annoyed that Vidal was too friendly with Jackie, pulling his arm away from her. Vidal warned Kennedy to refrain from touching him again. Expletives followed, and from that point on, Vidal and RFK were the best of enemies.

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