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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson 1912-2007

From Voice of America because not much detail is out there yet.

I remember Lady Bird primarily as an environmentalist and nature lover.

Here's the final paragraph of the VOA article. You can read the rest in the link.

Lady Bird Johnson, a first lady of the land, environmentalist and the supportive wife and companion of the 36th president of the United States, dead at 94.

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Worried said...

I concede that Lady Bird was involved in many worthy enterprises and do-good works. Like most people, she was not all good and not all bad; she had her share of human weaknesses and faults as well as her virtues.

I am a native Texan with close ties in the hill country. Many people who knew the Johnsons on their home ground were not favorably impressed with them. Crooked politics and shennanigans leaves a stench in the nostrils of those close by, even if the odor does not penetrate to the rest of the nation. When climbing the ladder of political success, a number of unpalatable compromises and deals must be made - or are made. Good-ole-boys must make deals and must be a "team player".

After LBJ's death, Lady Bird earned more respect. She did a lot of good once out of the Washington cesspool.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 3:11:00 AM

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Worried said...

I concede that Lady Bird was involved in many worthy enterprises and do-good works. Like most people, she was not all good and not all bad; she had her share of human weaknesses and faults as well as her virtues.

I am a native Texan with close ties in the hill country. Many people who knew the Johnsons on their home ground were not favorably impressed with them. Crooked politics and shennanigans leaves a stench in the nostrils of those close by, even if the odor does not penetrate to the rest of the nation. When climbing the ladder of political success, a number of unpalatable compromises and deals must be made - or are made. Good-ole-boys must make deals and must be a "team player".

After LBJ's death, Lady Bird earned more respect. She did a lot of good once out of the Washington cesspool.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 3:11:00 AM

The Future Was Yesterday said...

My memories of her were forever defined by one word. She was being interviewed by a fashion editor. The Editor asked, in what looked like an attempt to trip her up, "How should a Lady eat Prunes?"

There was a stretch of silence, then Ladybird answered:

"Alone."

Thursday, July 12, 2007 3:54:00 AM

Worried said...

Good one, FWY! I had not heard that ancedote about Lady Bird.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 4:06:00 AM




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  • At Thursday, July 12, 2007 3:11:00 AM , Blogger Worried said...

    I concede that Lady Bird was involved in many worthy enterprises and do-good works. Like most people, she was not all good and not all bad; she had her share of human weaknesses and faults as well as her virtues.

    I am a native Texan with close ties in the hill country. Many people who knew the Johnsons on their home ground were not favorably impressed with them. Crooked politics and shennanigans leaves a stench in the nostrils of those close by, even if the odor does not penetrate to the rest of the nation. When climbing the ladder of political success, a number of unpalatable compromises and deals must be made - or are made. Good-ole-boys must make deals and must be a "team player".

    After LBJ's death, Lady Bird earned more respect. She did a lot of good once out of the Washington cesspool.

     
  • At Thursday, July 12, 2007 3:54:00 AM , Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

    My memories of her were forever defined by one word. She was being interviewed by a fashion editor. The Editor asked, in what looked like an attempt to trip her up, "How should a Lady eat Prunes?"

    There was a stretch of silence, then Ladybird answered:

    "Alone."

     
  • At Thursday, July 12, 2007 4:06:00 AM , Blogger Worried said...

    Good one, FWY! I had not heard that ancedote about Lady Bird.

     

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