Lyndon B. Johnson's "Johnson"
In honor of President's Day, we bring you a little history about one of America's Presidents. President Lyndon B. Johnson, Texas Democrat and the 36th President of the United States, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He became known for his domineering personality and the "Johnson treatment", his aggressive coercion of powerful politicians to advance legislation. But that's not all he was known for.
Johnson was well known for his "Johnson" aka, penis. He was so proud of the size of his penis he nick named it "Jumbo". He would use that term when talking to his congressional colleagues.
Johnson would urinate in public so people could admire the size of his "Jumbo." “If a colleague came into a Capitol bathroom as he was finishing at the urinal there, he would sometimes swing around still holding his member … hooting once, ‘Have you ever seen anything as big as this?,’ and shaking it in almost a brandishing manner as he began discoursing about some pending legislation.”
Not a fan of the press for harassing him about why the US was in Vietnam; LBJ, unzipped his pants, pulled out "Jumbo" and said, "This is Why!" Considering the press, it became one of the most, infamous penis flashing moments in modern presidential history.
According to top10HQ, Johnson was a womanizer. "Johnson was also a terrible womanizer and is believed to have once remarked that he “had more women by accident than [Kennedy] ever had on purpose”. He shamelessly made passes at any woman he came across and his private mistresses were referred to by his staffers as LBJ’s “harem”. He also allegedly had a buzzer installed in the Oval Office so the secret service staff could let the president know if his wife was on her way."Once during a drunk driving pee stop, Johnson whilst relieving himself in a blowing wind, got urine on the leg of one of his secret service detail. "Sir, you're pissing on my leg." Johnson merely replied, "I know. That's my prerogative."
So obsessed with "Jumbo," LBJ ordered a special shower head that pointed directly at the presidential penis. According to Vanity Fair, "The 36th president of the United States reportedly refused to accept staff arguments that outfitting the shower with the demanded features—including one nozzle aimed “directly at the president's penis”—would require a great deal of plumbing work. “If I can move 10,000 troops in a day, you can certainly fix the bathroom any way I want it,” Johnson told the staff."
Another odd and un-presidential habit Johnson had was to give orders from the restroom. Where he would invite people into the restroom to issue orders and have them take dictation while he was sitting on the toilet emptying his bowels. Eventually, he had a phone installed in the restroom.
The next time someone tries to invoke the 25th Amendment on the President of the United States, perhaps they should consider the antics of Lyndon B. Johnson. Think modern day journalism would let these antics go un-publicized?
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