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Hubert Humphrey bounces into the Oval Room of the White House, exuding more than his usual good spirits. "By golly, by gum, gee whillikers, don't you look wonderful, Mr. President!" Lyndon Johnson replies with his usual frankness: "All right, cut the crap, Hubie. I got somethin' to tell ya." Thus the President informs the Vice President that he does not intend to run for reelection, that the way is now open for a Humphrey candidacy. "Hello, Muriel Bird," the Veep burbles into the phone five minutes later. "Have I got good news!"

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