20 August 2012

LBJ was an asshole

By chance I saw two stories about Lyndon B. Johnson this week:

Johnson lived to dominate, and he used crass behavior to bend people to his will. At 6-ft., 3-in. tall and 210 lbs., he liked to lean over people, spitting, swearing, belching, or laughing in their faces. Once, he even relieved himself on a Secret Serviceman who was shielding him from public view. When the man looked horrified, Johnson simply said, “That’s all right, son. It’s my prerogative.”

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President Johnson picked his two beagle pups up by the ears Monday and let them yowl.

“Why did you do that?” a woman reporter inquired. […]

“To make him bark,” he said. “It’s good for him. And, if you’ve ever followed dogs, you like to hear them yelp.”

AP, via Weird Universe

(Also, Vietnam.)

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