The Administration: The Little Man Who's Always There

Whenever President Johnson strides down the ramp from his presidential jet, not far behind trots Jack Valenti, 42, a banty Texas Italian who seems to have Greasy Kid Stuff all over his hair.

Whenever Johnson's big black Cadillac pulls up to a curb, the President leaves from one door while from another pops Jack Valenti. At home, whenever the President wants his Cutty Sark and soda, the chances are Jack Valenti will be there with it. Even when Johnson is swimming nude in the White House pool, Jack Valenti is there—dutifully logging a daily eight laps alongside the President.

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