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Thursday; February 28

President Lyndon Johnson was known as a brilliant politician, but was not often known for his genial nature.  President Johnson was able to get a lot of things done – sometimes through “consensus”, but often by what might be called political intimidation.  LBJ would not take “No” for an answer and would often badger people into doing what he wanted them to do.  President Johnson left a lot of egos in his wake on his path to notoriety.  LBJ really didn’t think much about social graces – he was on a mission to change the world!  When I read about Johnson, I don’t get the warm fuzzies until I start thinking about the environment in which he worked.  He became president as the result of an assassination, he inherited an unpopular war in Viet Nam and in one year (1968) he had to deal with the deaths of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy all the while trying to keep the nation from exploding into an uncivil war on civil rights.  As I look back on all the huge issues on his …