The Capital: Abandoning Abandon

Though her mother used to caution her to "never say anything you don't want printed on Page One of the newspaper," Luci Baines Johnson has always had a mind of her own—and more than a touch of her father's garrulity. As a result of her uninhibited utterances and intuitive escapades, Luci made Page One only too often. Now, however, the President's 18-year-old daughter gives evidence of new serenity and purpose, brought about in large measure by her recent conversion to Roman Catholicism. "I used to feel frivolity was good for the soul," she admits. "Now I enjoy using...

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