The Presidency: Also Brains, Trains & Clowns

For all his concern with Viet Nam, President Johnson had plenty of time for politics and pet projects at home.

His preoccupation with education continued. Addressing 40 high school student-winners of a Westinghouse Foundation science contest, he proudly announced that Daughter Luci had been admitted to Georgetown University School of Nursing, quoted her as saying: "Daddy, there is just nothing more 'in' than brains." Later the same day, he delivered a rousing sermon before some 200 delegates to a National Education Association conference.

"You can sit in your rocking chair," he said. "But I am going to use every rostrum to...

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