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Means of Ascent by Robert A. Caro
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Jun 25, 2012

it was amazing

A joke Lyndon Johnson would tell in Washington, after being elected to the Senate in 1948 by eighty-seven votes in a state where over a million people voted, and where the border counties controlled by his political allies voted for him 99 to 1 with voter turnout of at least 100%:

Manuel: "My father was in town last Saturday, and he did not come to see me!"
"But Manuel, your father has been dead for ten years!"
Manuel: "Si, he has been dead for ten years! But he came to town last Saturday to vote for Lyndon Johnson, and he did not come to see me!"


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