USA: Vegetarian Goetz makes the gossip page, NY Times
- The New York Times
October 3, 2003
Care for Another, Uh, Egg, Mr. Goetz?
By JOYCE WADLER
The entree at The Week magazine's political lunch was shrimp and
avocado salad, which BERNARD GOETZ - who was wearing a T-shirt that
read "Liberty and Justice for All" and showed animals being prepared
for slaughter - didn't like one bit.
Mr. Goetz disliked it so much, he told us at the lunch where the
California governor's race was being discussed, that he put a little
blue card on the salad reading "Love Animals, Don't Eat Them." Then
he took the plate outside to show the photographers. And then he
brought it back inside MICHAEL JORDAN's Steak House, and sent it to
"Anything with a face, I don't eat," said Mr. Goetz, who tends to
talk in run-on sentences, adding that he does eat eggs and milk,
though he is not drinking as much milk as he used to, because it
contains substances that may be carcinogenic and because it hurts the
But you'll want to know about the serious matter at hand, the
California governor's race, or as the panel was billed, "Is
California Crazy?" This excited us so much, we showed up half an hour
early to catch a bite with the panel moderator, HARRY EVANS, and the
panelists TOM HAYDEN, BARRY GOLDWATER JR., RON "I AM NOT A JUNIOR"
REAGAN and ED (USED TO WORK HERE) KLEIN. Mr. Hayden, formerly a
California state senator and one of the Chicago Seven, was still on
the train from Cambridge, Mass., where he teaches at the Kennedy
School of Government at Harvard. This more or less left the prelunch
floor to Mr. Goldwater, tanned and big, with an enormous whiskey-jug
jaw. "I had lunch with ED KOCH the other day," Mr. Goldwater was
saying. "He told me he was no longer a liberal.
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