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Senator Robert F. Kennedy teases his close personal friend about obtaining a cabinet position or ambassadorship in a RFK Presidential administration and suggests making a statement about Vietnam.


Attorney General, Senator, and Presidential Candidate, ROBERT F. KENNEDY, remarkable undated handwritten note on United States Senate cardstock with embossed gold eagle, to family friend Claude Hooton signed, "Bob". Kennedy jokes about a future run for Presidency offering an ambassadorship to his close friend and stating he should make a short statement for Black Panther Stokely Carmichael saying "Ho Chi Minh is Misunderstood". 

The letter appears, in print, on page 90 of "In His Own Right: The Political Odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy", by Joseph A. Palermo, and a copy also resides in the RFK Papers at the JFK library.

In his book, Palermo writes: 

"A run for the Presidency in 1968 appears to have been so far removed from Kennedy's thinking that he could still privately joke about it.  "You had better get aboard or it's going to be too late", he wrote a friend, "There is one vacancy in the cabinet and 4 Ambassadorships still left. Make a short statement for Stokely and say Ho Chi Minh is misunderstood. I'll be watching – Bob"

Practically non-existent private correspondence giving rare insight into RFK's wit and humor, as shared with only close friends and family. 

GUARANTEED GENUINE BY PSA/DNA EXPERT EXAMINATION. Sale includes original PSA Letter of Authenticity. Quite simply one of the finest ROBERT F. KENNEDY letters available on the market – the highest quality investment piece.


Claude E. Hooton, Jr. was Ted Kennedy's best friend from Harvard. He became very close with the Kennedy family staying with them in the Cape on the weekends, visiting JFK in the hospital, and working with Bobby to organize the JFK campaign in West Virginia. 


Letter measures 6" x 8", and is in good condition overall with minor toning to edges, as shown.


Own a remarkable, original piece of American history! A must have addition to any collection.


Sold as is, as shown.

ROBERT F KENNEDY * PSA 10 Autograph Jokes Re Vietnam & Run for President Signed

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