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Unfinished Business

July 05, 1987

Bravo, Zbigniew Brzezinski, for calling Armand Hammer a "pretentious self-promoter." But you may expect the wrath of his retaliatory comments, especially since your former boss, President Jimmy Carter, signed an act cleaning up political wheeling and dealing in the wake of the Watergate and Koreagate scandals.

Occidental Petroleum's payrolls resemble a Who's Who of former state and local government officials. Of course, other tycoons are no angels, but they don't palm themselves off in the limelight with a halo as Ethics Incarnate. Considering the Oxy chief for a Nobel Peace Prize would be as questionable as appointing him secretary of the Interior.

Elizabeth Mortimer

Los Angeles

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