The Vice-Presidency: On the Way with LBJ.

Lyndon Johnson hit Teheran as though he were running for Shah—and if the warmth of his welcome was an indication, he might be able to get the job. With Wife Lady Bird and Daughter Lynda Bird, 18, the Vice President swept down Eisenhower Boulevard, so named after Ike's 1959 visit. Three times Johnson confused his smartly uniformed police escort by halting the motorcade and hopping out of his car to grasp all the outstretched hands within reach (one observer counted 300 in five minutes). The crowds responded with the highest praise they knew: "Javid Shah!" (Long live the King!).


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