LBJ Knows How To Make A Journalist Feel Special

Early in 1961, Russell Baker, then covering Capitol Hill for the New York Times, was coming out of the Senate when he ran into Vice-President Johnson. Johnson grabbed him, cried, “You, I’ve been looking for you,” pulled him into his office, and began a long harangue about how important he was to the Kennedy administration and what an insider he really was.

While he was talking, he scribbled something onto a piece of paper and rang the buzzer. His secretary came in, took the paper, and left the room; she returned a few minutes later and handed the paper back to him. Still talking, LBJ glanced at the paper, crumpled it up, threw it away, and finally finished his monologue.

Later Baker learned that Johnson had written on the paper: “Who is this I’m talking to?”

from Paul Boller’s book, Presidential Anecdotes


Halloween Treat’s Spoopy Faves part 1/?
Disney’s Halloween Treat (1982)
Spooky Wooky (1950)
The Twilight Zone, Twenty-Two (1961) aka “Room for one more”
Garfield’s Halloween Adventure (1985)
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)  (it has a halloween part anyway)
Disney’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)
The Night Walker (1964)