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Lady Bird Johnson Dead at 94

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posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 05:59 PM
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Lady Bird Johnson Dead at 94


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Lady Bird Johnson, the widow of President Lyndon B. Johnson, who was once described by her husband as “the brains and money of this family” and whose business skills cushioned his road to the White House, died this afternoon at her home in Austin, Tex. She was 94.

Mrs. Johnson was a calm and steadying influence on her often moody and volatile husband as she quietly attended to the demands imposed by his career. Liz Carpenter, her press secretary during her years in the White House, once wrote that “if President Johnson was the long arm, Lady Bird Johnson’s was the gentle hand.”

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[edit on 2007/7/11 by GradyPhilpott]




posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 05:59 PM
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It is said that Lady Bird Johnson changed the course of history by persuading her husband, Lyndon Johnson, not to run for re-election in 1968.

For that I am grateful, as I consider the Johnson presidency to have been the most disastrous in the history of the US.

It is quite likely that the ultimately demise of America will be directly traced to the assassination of JFK and the subsequent term of LBJ.

I'm not sure how much good it did, but Lady Bird's contribution to America during her husbands presidency was to eradicate most billboards from America's highways.

Frankly, although I was young at the time, I liked roadside billboards.

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posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 06:21 PM
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oddly enough I am directly blood related to the ol' bird.

My grandmother is a geneaology fanatic...

such is life.

1 thing in this hit piece you left out, and he signs his name with a Capitol G



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 07:57 PM
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Johnson may have put the term "johnson" in the oval office...

But Lady Bird certainly provided a modicum of class... Class seldom seen from Democrat First Ladies but inherent in their GOP counterparts.

Rest well Lady B...



posted on Jul, 12 2007 @ 09:33 AM
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Originally posted by Lysergic
oddly enough I am directly blood related to the ol' bird.


Yes, and I think that sped up her demise when she found out.


JUUUUUUUUST KIDDING! (I couldn't help it)

Peace



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