The White House: Getting Over the Tourist Feeling


As Lady Bird Johnson would put it, she has been "busier than a man with one hoe and two rattlesnakes."

As First Lady, she gets 600 letters a day, answers some 300, and insists on signing each reply herself. She has taken over some of Jackie Kennedy's commitments, such as visiting hospital children's wards or arranging a White House ballet performance for 150 underprivileged kids. Making endless lists and dozens of phone calls, she supervised White House Christmas preparations, helped arrange a score of working suppers so Lyndon could meet...

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