June 18, 1998
Giving Away a Personal Treasury
William Simon works to insure quick disbursement of his fortune
William E. Simon, the former Treasury Secretary and a long-time apostle of conservative politics, approaches the AIDS patient in the small room at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center in East Harlem. Mr. Simon quietly prays, gives the man rosary beads and a communion wafer, and rubs water blessed at the Roman Catholic shrine at Lourdes on the hospital patient's forehead, cheeks, and arms.
It's a scene