The Presidency: How to Rev Up While Resting

As Air Force One hummed Texas-ward at 31,000 ft., the President naturally fell to jawing with reporters about his health. "I feel like I had a baseball right here in my right side,"he said. This time, though, he was content merely to point to the most celebrated scar since Jenkins' Ear.* What's more, allowed Lyndon Johnson, he is unhappy with his strict diet, begun in August (few starches and fats, no liquor) aimed at trimming his weight down to 187 lbs. When he complains about it to Lady Bird, she retorts: "You can't run the...

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