Monday, July 19, 2010

Quotes: Lyndon Baines Johnson


"I would rather have him inside the tent pissing out than outside the tent pissing in."

-Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908 - 1973),
 President of the Unite States, about J Edgar Hoover,
head of the FBI.  
Hoover  had dossiers, secret files, illegal wiretaps and covert surveillance reports on a wide range of public figures, including politicians.  Asked why he did not sack Hoover, Johnson responded as above.

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