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Quotes of the Day for 27 August 2002 – Lyndon Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson was born in Gillespie County, Texas on this day in 1908. I was a little young to have much of an opinion of his presidency, other than I really didn't want to go to Viet Nam, but as the quotemaster I've just got to love him. Here are a few of his lighter remarks.

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The quotes:

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but stand there and take it.

I don't believe I'll ever get credit for anything I do in foreign affairs, no matter how successful it is, because I didn't go to Harvard.

I seldom think of politics more than 18 hours a day.

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim."

If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.
     - All today's quotes are from Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1908 - 1973


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