The Presidency: Effulgent Interlude


For all the gnawing uncertainties of the situation in Viet Nam, Washington's least harassed man last week seemed to be Lyndon Johnson. In and out of the White House, the President was trading quips with visitors, tugging elbows, wading into crowds for handshaking and abrazos. The President's prose matched his effulgent mood.

Bailing the Boat. Presenting a gold medal to Teacher of the Year Mona Dayton in the Cabinet Room, Johnson expressed his delight in escaping for the nonce from "battles and soldiers and the bitterness of war," praised the Tucson first-grade teacher for having "taken the great outdoors as...

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