Thursday, January 20, 2011

Great Presidential Address of the Day (NSFW-ish)

The State of the Union address is next week. But never mind that, let's remember some chitchat from a previous commander in chief.

Via Put This On.

-Heidi Renée


In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed pants, so he called the Haggar clothing company and asked for some. The call was recorded (like all White House calls at the time), and has since become the stuff of legend. Johnson’s anatomically specific directions to Mr. Haggar are some of the most intimate words we’ve ever heard from the mouth of a President.




15 comments:

  1. Oh my! TMI! We can't have the President riding a wire fence, now can we. Hilarious clip, Heidi. What a find.

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  2. This guy sounds exactly like my FIL!! Craaaaaazy...

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  3. LBJ was a weird, weird dude. He used to bring people with him into the stall when he dropped a load. Not into the bathroom so he could keep talking with them. Into the actual stall. He would also challenge members of the press with his penis size.

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  4. Awesome. Big brass ones, fer sure!

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  5. Heidi, that was outstanding! I bet he was scratching his crotch the entire time.

    My grandmother's best friend's sister (I'm southern so that makes us practically related!) went to the University of Texas with Lady Bird and stayed friends with her after she and LBJ married. She would tell my grandmother the most outrageous stories about LBJ and my grandma, proper belle that she was, wouldn't repeat them to me. (And believe me I tried really hard!) But whenever President Johnson's name came up she would purse her lips, shake her head, and say, "He's a nasty, nasty, man."

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  6. Awesome!

    The belch in the middle of the conversation was a nice touch. And, that's the first time I've ever heard anyone, other than Beavis and Butthead, use the word "bunghole". Ha!

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  7. I thought the belch, and the lack of a "pardon me," was nice, also.

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  8. I read the Robert Caro biography of him which has a lot of stories of his "earthiness" shall we say. One time a group of reporters asked him if he ever consulted Lady Bird about issues of the day and he said "sometimes. But I've got a n__ maid and sometimes I ask her opinion, too."
    I do like his famous saying that "the Vice Presidency isn't worth a pitcher of warm spit"

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  9. Oh my!! That was awesome. I can't believe I just heard a former President say both, "nuts," and "bunghole."

    Oh, and I hate pants, but you knew that.

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  10. WW - The Vice-Presidency isn't worth a pitcher of warm spit unless the Pres gets assassinated and you suddenly get the job.

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  11. Awesome. Seems like a regular guy. He seemed to like the pants very much except for most things about them.

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  12. This made me wonder if LBJ preferred boxers, briefs, or commando? The third choice might explain his little ball-chafing issue.

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  13. If only they'd had pajama jeans when he was in office. Problem solved!

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  14. Great find, HR. I will confess that as soon as I saw the title I thought "Political!" and was reaching for the delete button. Glad I didn't. This is awesome. Thanks for posting it.

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  15. I get the feeling if this had played back then LBJ might have gotten that second term.

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