The Presidency: About 80% Normal


The President of the U.S. looked rheumy and sounded irritable. He called a press conference on only 35 minutes' notice, after White House correspondents had complained that he was not keeping them informed, and then he made them wait 25 minutes before he showed up. He had admitted that he had not fully recovered from his recent illness and felt about "80% normal."

Earlier in the week, Johnson had seemed to be bouncing back. He more than rose to the occasion at a White House banquet honoring Vice President Hubert Humphrey (see...

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