Grapevine: Jul. 23, 1990

Who's the Boss? The Secretary of Health and Human Services has been criticized for being an ineffectual spokesman at the White House. Now it appears that Louis Sullivan can't make his subordinates listen to him either. Angered by his treatment at the San Francisco AIDS conference -- his speech was drowned out by ACT UP hecklers and he was pelted with condoms -- he returned to Washington and issued an angry order that contacts with ACT UP should be limited to those that are "necessary and productive." Translation: none. But Sullivan's subordinate, Anthony Fauci, head of AIDS research

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