National Affairs: Tongue Out of Cheek

Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson had suffered weeks of silence while being criticized by a handful of liberal Democrats who accused him, on one hand, of one-man rule, and, on another hand, of failing to organize his sprawling majority (64-34) for an across-the-board assault on the Republican Administration's policies. Finally, last week, Johnson took his tongue out of the cheek he had been turning. "This one-man rule stuff is a myth," cried he on the Senate floor. "It does not take much courage, I may say, to make the leadership a punching bag."

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