THE CONGRESS: Ward Politics

Under strict orders to rest and stay quiet after his recent heart attack (TIME. July 11), Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson gazed innocently up from his National Naval Medical Center bed and told doctors of his abiding love for hillbilly music. If he could just have a radio to listen to the comin'-round-the-mountaineers, Johnson hinted, it would help relax him. The doctors considered and agreed. Johnson got his radio, and was soon listening to every news broadcast and political commentator that he could reach on the dial. There are few things that...

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