The Presidency: Back to The White House


President Johnson was home from the hospital, but still spending most of his time in bed. Newsmen, summoned to a bedroom press conference, found him propped up on a pillow, steam from an electric vaporizer swirling around his head. He looked disheveled, coughed, blew his nose, and complained: "I still have some of my cough and a throat irritation and some discharge from my nose. I don't have the bouncy feeling that I usually have."

The President went on to explain that he would not be able to attend the fu neral of Sir Winston Churchill. His doctors had told...

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