The Presidency: The Roller Coaster


The Johnson roller coaster kept swooping down and up—from the forced hilarity of political show biz to the solemnity of tributes to two of the world's lost leaders, from the gaiety of a Gaelic reception to the sentiment of a high school commencement in the old home town.

"This is not a partisan dinner," declared the President at a noisy party rally in Washington's National Guard Armory. "It is open to any member of any political group who wants to contribute $100 to the Democratic Party in November." For their money, some 6,000 Democrats saw a two-hour show in which Comic...

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