Drinking & Driving with LBJ


This was another video pulled out of my experimental found footage piece. LBJ has always been a favorite of mine, mostly because he just seems so hick but he was a really smart guy. And ambitious. REALLY ambitious.

If you're into history, do yourself a favor and go pick up one of Robert Caro's biographies of LBJ. The latest one just came out (May 2012). I think he started them back in 1980.

This is a conversation between LBJ and Governor of Texas John Connally. In the call, LBJ admits that there have been times when he's driven around with reporters while drinking a beer.

Imagine if that kind of thing came out today.