Taking Embarrassing to a New Level
By Donald Kaul
Virtually every president gets on a roll at some time during his administration, generally early on. And while he’s on that roll, every day is a wedding. He gets bills passed, international relations go his way, and people love him. It seems he can’t make a bad move. It happened to Lyndon B. Johnson, whose early years gave promise of giving us the greatest presidency of modern times. And it happened to Richard Nixon, who, much to the consternation of his enemies seemed to get stronger as his years in office mounted up. Eventually, the roll ends. MORE
Donald Kaul recently retired as Washington columnist for the Des Moines Register. He has covered the foolishness in our Nation’s capital for 29 years, winning a number of modestly coveted awards along the way.