Terry Goddard Interview -- Governor's Office

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PS = Pam Stevenson - Agave Productions

TG = Terry Goddard

PS (Interviewer): You came out for the inauguration. Did you stay and visit him in his new office, or?

TG (T. Goddard): Yeah, I went, went up to the, went up to the offices, uh, probably in January. Uh, they were stark. Absolutely empty in, in the old capitol that, that's now the historic governor's office.

Uh, not a stick of furniture except the big desk in the governor's place itself. Uh, the, uh, first people to move in were the Highway Patrol. They, they had a little room that was part of security. And I'm sure it was the same room that, uh, that they'd had, uh, under, under Paul Fannin.

Uh, I remember there was a tape recorder and I was fascinated by it because it was not a reel-to-reel in the, it was a wire recorder. Uh, and it was Dan McGowan who'd been the executive secretary or the chief of staff for Paul Fannin, uh, had recorded a bunch of letters on it. And it was still there. It was a dict-it was used as a Dictaphone but it was, it was not tape, it was wire that was the, from the reels. So it was, it was an antique and, and it was apparently the main type of dictation equipment that he used. And it just had tons - I was, I never been so impressed as when I played just a little bit of it and realized that this guy was going one letter after another and just dictating off the responses, uh, for the governor. And he obviously produced an awful lot of good work. Uh, he's still around; he's one of the phenomenons of Republican politics in Arizona.