LBJ on Nixon

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 30 02:15:03 UTC 2005

On Thu, 10 Nov 2005, George Thompson wrote:

> I recall reading somewhere many years ago that Lyndon Johnson had said
> that Nixon had done to the Presidency what pantyhose had done to
> finger-fucking.

I guess I'm dense.  I have to admit I don't understand the metaphor: Nixon
made the Presidency less fun?  Can someone please explain?

Fred Shapiro

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