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RIP Lady Bird Johnson

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Rosie, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Obscure observation: Now can we have our Burma-Shave signs back?
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I am ashamed to say I didnt know she was still alive...
    And hejira? nice pull...
  4. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    In mourning:

  5. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Kind of strange...I just watched an episode of "Big Love" last night where a character who the billboard business kept on trashing her. Even had a picture of her by his garbage can.

  6. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Someone on here was widely panned for having her in his deadpool.
    Looks like winner winner chicken dinner
  7. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    R.I.P. to a remarkably underrated woman who did far more than she ever got credit for by her domineering husband.

    Read Robert Caro's excellent "Means of Ascent" for background on how Lady Bird kept LBJ's machine going on numerous instances when it was perilously close to breaking down.
  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Neither did I. Wow.

    I figured she died 20 years ago.

  9. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    All of Caro's LBJ biographies are excellent. Lady Bird sure put up with a lot.
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    It's widely believed she was an excellent off the record source for those books even though Caro gave her ample cover.
  11. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    When you drive

    to see the sights

    be thankful that

    she stayed up nights

    thinking how

    to save the scenery

    from billboards leading

    to the local beanery.

    Patient as Job. Most underated FL of recent times. Never got out of the shadow of Jackie's grace and pain. Thanks, Lady Bird
  12. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    Makes me wonder what, if any, other First Lady's initials were the same as her husband's.

    EDIT: I know her given name was not Lady Bird. But I also don't recall anyone popularly calling her Claudia Alta
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