January 18, 2011

LBJ sounds like a character from BLAZING SADDLES.

I ran across this video today. It is former president Lyndon Baines Johnson ordering some pants from the Haggar family for his personal use. All telephone calls were recorded (even after Nixon's watergate experience) and unluckily for LBJ this was included. The blogger from PUTTHISON had it animated, but he says the tape recording was factual.

To quote Richard Russo, the author or Straight Man in the prologue to that book, "...it's hard to remain distinguished among people who know you." I think maybe we are getting to know LBJ too well.

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