The Vice-Presidency: A Gruntled Man

An old friend saw Vice President Hubert Humphrey hurrying across the White House grounds. "Yes, Virginia," he cried with a whoop of laughter. "There is a Vice President." Hubert stopped as if he had been struck by lightning, finally managed a weak grin and hurried on.

Washington was filled with such wisecracks last week, mostly as a result of President Johnson's failure to name Humphrey to the official U.S. delegation attending the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. Johnson himself was obviously smarting about the gossip that he and his Vice President are not getting along. Asked about the Churchill funeral...

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