an abortion. How dare you
walk in here and accuse me of that....You get out of this
room right now!"
She then adds:
If I could have killed that man, I would have on the spot.
There is nothing heinous about having an abortion today, but
in 1963, my God, it was the sin of the century. They knew
precisely what they were doing when they falsely accused me
of something like that.
Another problem with this story is how Exner knows it was JFK's
child. She deduces this from the fact she had been with no one
else during the whole time, "not ever" she assures us. Trying to
remain a gentleman, I will only refer the reader to approximately
the second half of the book, which details a rather active social
life on her part.
Finally, what raises this latest revelation to a jocular level is
Exner's description of Kennedy's reaction to her pregnancy when
she informs him of the news. Again, let us use Exner's own words
as quoted by Smith:
So Jack said, "Do you think Sam would help us? Would you ask
Sam? Would you mind asking?" I was surprised, but said I'd
ask. So I called Sam and we had dinner. I told him what I
needed. He blew sky-high. "Damn him! Damn th