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  • a little fun with it. But it was not mean or vicious. There were touches here and there, and there was a widespread recognition that this was Lady Bird's bill. There was an assumption on the part of some that the President would not have been as strongly
  • in immigration reform; a proposal limiting the number and type of Western Hemisphere immigrants who would be admitted; Representative Michael Feighan; Governor Nelson Rockefeller's attendance at the immigration bill signing ceremony on Ellis Island; Lady Bird
  • on an hourly basis. I guess it was summed up one night when we had a loss in the House in the wee hours of the morning. I've told that story. But I think, again, it's like Lady Bird with the sweater. You're drifting home, you're rather depressed, it was unusual
  • of Congress; LBJ's long work days and Lady Bird Johnson's efforts to get him to stop working so he would eat or sleep; JFK's practice of delegating authority compared to LBJ's desire to be personally involved at all levels; JFK's and LBJ's relationships
  • briefed as to the attention that should be paid. She did that extremely well with these members of Congress and their wives and would devote a good deal of attention to them. But on an individual basis, to seek or maintain contact, unlike Lady Bird
  • relations office; Mike Mansfield bringing senators to O'Brien for briefings; Bobby Baker's talent for head counts and projected attendance counts; Bob Kerr; Jacqueline Kennedy's interest in congressional relations compared to that of Lady Bird Johnson
  • in the White House as the most rewarding time of his life; why O'Brien never ran for elected office; the role of women in the 1960 and 1964 presidential campaigns; Lady Bird Johnson's 1964 whistle stop tour through the South; the excitement of election night
  • , we landed on the private strip. I don't say anything to Gronouski [or] Rusk, and nobody says anything to me. I was considerably at sea about this whole thing. So, anyway, Lady Bird greeted us and made us feel at home, and everything is wonderful
  • to the President; he was very sensitive to Fulbright. He had Lady Bird and Mrs. Fulbright socially engaged, trying to keep Fulbright contained. Fulbright was a man of conviction, and he was not trying to destroy Lyndon Johnson; there was nothing personal about