Columnists: LBJ., Revised Edition

President Johnson's stock soared with the press when he announced he would not seek another term. Harsh criticism, which had been turned on by columnists from all sides, was abruptly turned off. Such was their shock, in fact, that many commentators took a searching second look at the man in the White House and revised their earlier views. "Many of the personal things said in this column, as well as other places," wrote Joseph Kraft, "now look to be petty and cheap. Johnson has set a stan dard of self-restraint that many...