Nation: Trying to be Both

President Johnson returned from a long holiday weekend in Texas to speak at Daughter Luci's graduation from the National Cathedral School. To the girls of the graduating class he confided some of the problems of the presidency, recalling Henry Clay's declaration that he would rather be right than President. "I must try to be both," said Johnson. "And as President of your country I must act, in this 20th century, often swiftly, always decisively, according to judgment." Returning to his seat, the President stopped, hesitated, then walked over to the white-robed girls to kiss Luci.

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