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et Madame Lydia

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A couple of weeks ago, the WashPo called Stewart Resnick's wife Lydia the "Pom Juice Queen" and said that the fabled Pentagon Papers were copied on her Xerox machine.

By the fall of 1969, Resnick (then Lynda Sinay) was divorced and dating Anthony J. Russo, an engineer at the Rand Corp., a think tank in Santa Monica, Calif. He prevailed on her to allow him and a colleague, Daniel Ellsberg, to duplicate a large document using the Xerox 812 machine in her ad agency.

Starting the night of Oct. 1, Russo, Ellsberg and various helpers copied 7,000 pages of the government-ordered secret history of America's involvement in Vietnam: the Pentagon Papers.


When a piece like that appears out of nowhere like that in the WashPo, somebody's up for a diplomatic assignment.

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