THE ADMINISTRATION: Return of a Texas Twister

THE ADMINISTRATION Return of a Texas Twister

In Richard Nixon's Washington, John Connally is a throwback to the Lyndonesque. He chews the last bit of meat off his pork chops with both elbows on the table and sometimes speaks in the earthy parables of L.B.J.'s Pedernales folklore. Observing the shrewd, assertive style that Connally brought to Washington as Secretary of the Treasury, Alabama's Congressman George Andrews breathed a sigh of déjà vu: "You look very much like an arm twister. In fact, somebody said you look almost like his twin brother." Says Connally...

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