Nation: Cabinet Charade

To reporters who accompanied him on a two-lap stroll around the White House south lawn one morning last week, President Johnson proffered a special invitation: Come on over to the Cabinet meeting this afternoon.

Sure enough, at the end of the regular Cabinet session, doors were thrown open and newsmen ushered in.

Thereupon Johnson, accompanied by Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, Under Secretary of State George Ball and Vice President Hubert Humphrey, hurried off to a meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In taking his leave, Lyndon designated Presidential Aide Horace Busby as master...

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