Monday, July 16, 2007

lbj & lbj

Lady Bird Johnson died last Wednesday. She and Lyndon B. have been, despite Vietnam, heroes of mine in the domestic political sphere. They brought to this country greater civil rights achievements than anyone since Lincoln, and pre-Lincoln too, for that matter. They brought us Medicare and Medicaid. They brought us Head Start and the Job Corps and the War on Poverty.

Her memoirs are being republished later this year, but the Times published a few memorable excerpts this morning.

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