The Presidency: Another One of Those Weeks

What with wooing and wowing businessmen, preaching to preachers, ringing in Oscar Wilde as a press critic, stamping on poverty, playing proud papa to a queen, and pulling his dogs' ears, Lyndon Johnson had another wingding week.

The only sore spot came in the Rose Garden. The President gave the White House beagles, Him and Her, some candy-coated vitamin pills, then lifted the dogs up onto their haunches by pulling their ears and noted their yapping with apparent pleasure. "It's good for them," he said. "It does them good to let them bark."...

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