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Lyndon Baines Johnson was one of our last courageous presidents.


There have been quite a few in my lifetime: FDR, who ran a world war from a wheel chair and Harry S Truman, who ended the war with a bang. Eisenhower came back from the war and warned of the military-industrial that empowered him. JFK faced down the USSR in Cuba.


That’s not all of the courageous ones by a long shot, but, that brings us to LBJ. In discussing the wily old head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, a man who had all of the Washington elite in fear – LBJ said “I’d rather have him inside the tent pissing out than outside the tent pissing in.”


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