CBS News and JFK (The Excession) Parts 28-30
You see Defense Secretary McNamara and George Borough and the Secretary of State now moving off to the side. Apparently they are going to board helicopters for the trip to the White House and a special bi-partisan meeting with President Johnson. Now President Johnson is coming down the ramp out the backdoor reserved for Presidents accompanied by Lady Bird, his wife.
The new President of the United States shakes hands with Secret Service Chief, James Rowley.
Rowley is now pointing the direction of the battery of microphones,
(the man on the left called Secret Service Chief James Rowley who has acquired Franklin Graham’s face, his mannerisms and his body language! How about that hand, or is it a claw?
Here is a picture of Franklin Graham with that strange claw following:
What happened to his little finger? Where did it go?
Did he forget to wear his little finger in this sermon/speech?
In fact, if you watch each individual carefully many of them are a changin’, but you have to follow each individual to see who is mutating. I don’t know how they do it…… but they are. It sounds crazy, but it is occurring! LBJ seems to be himself though. Which now after hearing the story about LBJ in the bathroom of the plane after the assassination crying and saying “They’re going to get us all.”
IT Shirley MAKES SENSE!
but first the new President is heading off to shake hands with a congressional delegation: Hale Boggs, Congressman Aldridge, uh Rowley, Halleck the Republican leader of the House, uh, all members. And there’s Speaker McCormack, Carl Vinson the Chairman of the powerful Arms Service Committee in the House. There’s Senator Harkin, Senator Hagin, and many others.
Rowley is in charge obviously!…..>
He is directing everyone!
George Reedy, for years the Special uh Assistant and Advisor to then Senator Johnson, then Vice President Johnson. And now Senator Johnson standing by his side. Now the new Senator starts to move towards the microphone. The change in hands of the Chief of State that took place a few hours earlier in Texas, now being dramatized here at Andrews Air Force Base as the new President addresses the microphone.
Looks like Franklin Graham posing as Chief Rowley of Secret Service above and turns into a young Pope Benedict.
Here are some shots of Prince Charles in uniform. checkout the man in other picture with the draped chain on his shoulders above.
Naturally makes me think of the book called
written by Tim Cohen who also wrote
Ladies and Gentlemen the President of the United States.
Are you Ready?
I guess he wasn’t sure if he was Ready (as in Jack Ready) since they seem to mutate.
Reminds me of a children’s book called Are You My Mother which is about a little bird who falls out it’s nest early from a tree who doesn’t recognize what his mother looks like. The baby bird questions all sorts of animals and objects from cows to fork lifters asking
“Are you my mother?”
(Which it seems in this case he might have meant “mother country.”
Then Russian President Vladimir Putin look-alike comes to the microphone and LBJ says something I cannot understand.
The new President looking pale and resolute (“people come over here” is said in background) apparently waiting for last minute instructions as to what he should talk. (speak or say would have been a better word) We’ll be quiet now and wait for the new President’s word.
(hope you read the article below in reference to incorrect words in their context and the implications of those errors)
Incidentally, this is in the news today Wed July 11th 2012
And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
I have no idea if this verse applies, but is coincidental to say the least.
I do not trust the Press whatsoever and their manipulation of news (LOL), hence an unusual power,
uh, you know,
the press of the whatever, by the whatever, and for whatever.
But bucklers and shields seems to date this verse to a time when armies actually used them!
However, if this is a spiritual battle then this may well not be so predated!
It does sound spiritual to me.
(and a bit of Billy Graham bashing for his lust for bloody martyrdom by crucifixion)
-It is a sad time for all people.
We have suffered a loss that cannot be weighed. For me, it is a deep, personal tragedy.
I know that the world shares the sorrow that Mrs. Kennedy and her family bear.
I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help, and God’s.
Those words from the new President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Words felt by all Americans.
- SS Chief Rowley (whoever he is, whatever it is) leading LBJ
- and seemingly in charge directing this Act
Now President Johnson goes over to confer, shake hands briefly, with Everit Dirkson, uh with the Republican leader in the House, Senator Mike Mansfield, the Majority Leader the Democratic Leader.
I mean in the Senate. Dirkson, of course, from the Senate, too. OOPs!
There’s a huddle there. There’s apparently the new President and his Congressional leaders from both parties a bi-partisan group confer to what happens next in this hectic tragic day.
We were told before the arrival of President Johnson by Senator Dirkson and Senator Mansfield that a bi-partisan meeting had been called by President Johnson at the White House between 7:00 and 7:30 this evening.
Helicopters are standing by. Their props have not turned yet. We don’t know whether the 10 or 12 mile trip into the District of Columbia and the White House will be made by auto or by helicopter, but the choppers are waiting just in case they are required. For a man who must feel an almost crushing burden of awesome responsibility on his shoulders right now, the new President looks composed and resolved as he slowly makes his way through a crowd shaking hands. Most of the Legislative leaders are their personal friends.
An historic, but aching, moment here at Andrews Air Force Base.
About 3000 people are waiting behind a roped barrier at the air terminal. Uhh I would guess almost a hundred reporters and photographers are clustered out behind a roped off area here just in front of Air Force One, the Presidential Plane. A bank of cameras lined up at one side to record the picture and words of the new President as he spoke briefly to us here. Uh cables crisscross the airport ramp.
A sea of confusion, turmoil, concern, worry. The Red SEA?
Now the new President enters the same helicopter that our former President John Kennedy used so many times. Apparently, in a few moments time the helicopter will whisk him away from Andrews Air Force Base. Take him to the South Lawn of the White House where he will step out, walk about 4 or 5 dozen steps, and enter an Oval Room which he has been in many times before but never in quite the same way because this time it will be his office, the President’s office. And from there, we believe he will go to the adjoining Cabinet Room and meet there with the nation’s leaders to plot what to do, what steps to take, in the sad and terrible hour in the history of the country.
About 10 minutes ago the Navy ambulance bearing the body of former President Kennedy left for Bethesda Naval Hospital. We believe that Mrs. Kennedy was riding in the back seat of the ambulance. She was composed. She walked down the steps under her own power. She had her chin up as she stepped into the ambulance that contained the body of her husband.
Now the props on the Army helicopter begin to spin. The helicopter bearing President Johnson, Defense Secretary McNamara, and some other officials whom we did not catch as they walked up the little ramp to the chopper. Behind the Presidential helicopter is another one just off in the darkness We can’t make out anything more than it’s blinking light and a swirling prop, but we understand that it bears other members of the delegation which will confer at the White House in just about 15 or 20 minutes from now.
Now the Honor Guard behind us slowly marches off the .…….???garbled Kate is idled mornful???
The last of the limouzines pull away. The Presidential helicopter moves away from the pad. And that just about concludes the story at Andrews. To sum up once again there will be a Legislative meeting called by President Johnson his first official act at the White House beginning in just a very few moments. It will be a bi-partisan meeting including members of both parties: Republicans and Democrats alike. As they will hear from the new President his personal thoughts, his strategy, what should be done, and how they can help him.
And now the helicopter carrying President Johnson is airborne. It is moving toward the White House. And the second chopper behind it in a procession is also off the ground making its way away from Andrews Air Force Base back to our 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for a landing on the South Lawn and a short walk into the Oval Room of the President of the United States.
That about wraps up the story. This is Charles Von Fremd…..reporting from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
You have seen live from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland the arrival of the plane from Dallas, Texas carrying the body of former Presi the late President Kennedy and also bringing Mrs. Kennedy and new President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
The uh advances in technology which permit historic events like this to be seen by people as they happen also bring some of their own disadvantages. The ability to see President Johnson in his first public appearance since tragedy forced him into this office also meant that because of the noise in the place it was hard to hear his words. They were very brief. He expressed the sympathy that everybody feels for Mrs. Kennedy and for the nation. He stressed his responsibilities and he said that he needs everybody’s help. As Charles Von Fremd reported he is going to start getting that help in a meeting in just a few minutes from now at the White House with top leaders of the Administration.
President Johnson, while as Eric Severeid mentioned earlier, has somewhat faded from public view in the last 3 years since he has been Vice President, has been very much in the console of the administration. It is uh it is probable that he is more informed, for instance, than President Truman was when he took over on the death of Franklin Roosevelt in 1945. And President Johnson is a man used to working with all kinds of people in all kinds of situations.
He is certainly not a
He was seen by all of the people in the United States who wanted to watch at the moment.
It’s a lot different, from the, from any occasion like this that has ever taken place in American history before.
President Johnson was sworn in on an aeroplane. I don’t think anybody else has been before.
And to appear on television, live television, within hours of his excession (devilish act)
(licks mouth at 1:11/10:33)
In other words
a BLACK SWAN EVENT
“A metaphor to help explain this phrase is that of a successful aboriginal culture
suddenly finding ocean-going vessels on its shores for the first time……”
“The book’s epilogue reveals that the Excession is a sentient entity
which is currently acting as a bridge
for a procession of even higher beings which travel between universes”
I think this is what is occurring on earth and the events in the past are affected
as well as the present and the future. That is why the past seems to change or fluctuate because in a way it is still occurring.
What we do and what we don’t do
does make a difference even then.
which I believe involved cloaking!)
WWI and WWII, The State of Israel,
and the events involved are not coincidental!
I wish people would
start to notice
what a few of these newsmen
have tried to communicate to the public covertly
that should not be ignored!
(There were a few other temples gifted from Egypt to Spain and Holland, I think (HOLES/infernals), and they are related to the Temple of Demdur.
One was set up kind of strangely with a doorway in the wrong order and seems to affect possibly their order of language.)
Summing up the way things stand at the moment: President Kennedy’s body is on the way in a Navy ambulance with his wife and his brother riding with him to Bethesda Navy Hospital where it will be, where it will spend the night. Tomorrow it will be on view in the White House from 10:00 o’clock until 6:00 o’clock, but not for public view. The immediate family will see it. The new President will see it. High officials of this government will see it. Anything else in the way of funeral arrangements has not yet been clarified. Regulations of the Roman Catholic Church are pretty specific on how soon a funeral must take place, but of course all regulations can be suspended or changed in the case of the death of a Head of State.
The President’s children Caroline who is almost 6 and John who are almost 3 were in the White House today at the time of the assassination. The last report we had which was sometime ago they had not been told of their father’s death. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Sargent Shriver who’s a brother-in-law of the President and was frequently been called upon to handle things for the Kennedy family of this nature where they need someone very close to them but not a blood relative. As I said no announcement has been made about when or where the funeral will be.
(licks mouth 2:31/10:33)
In Dallas, a 24 year old man is being held as the prime suspect in the assassination. His name is Lee Oswald. He’s from the far left. He’s Chairman of a very pro-Castro outfit called The Fair Play For Cuba Committee. In 1959, the information we have, says that he defected to Russia. And presumably if he defected he since came back or he wouldn’t be in Dallas. He’s also accused, at the moment, of killing a policeman who chased him into a theater shortly after the President was shot to death and Governor John Connally was wounded in Dallas. He was seized by another Dallas Policeman. He wore a white shirt and a dark trousers. He’s being questioned, I imagine extremely intensively, right now.
At the ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base
Was there a ceremony?
(licks mouth 3:24/10:33)
were present a congressional delegation, old friends of both new President Johnson and of the late President Kennedy’s. The Menorah majority and minority leader of the Senate, and of the House, Secretary of Defense McNamara were among those who got into the helicopter with President Johnson for the trip to the White House grounds. At that meeting that their going to have at 7:00 o’clock or about 7:00 o’clock will be presumably all the Cabinet members who are available, plus leaders of the Congress, the men that President Johnson is so used to working with.
(turns head to the right and licks mouth 3:56/10:33)
Odd that he mispronounced majority and said menorah instead!
The New York papers got the news into their late afternoon editions. This is a kind of headline that I don’t suppose we’ve seen since V-J day or V-E day. About uh the biggest type that the newspapers have brought out. It’s that kind of headline that appeared when Franklin President when President Franklin Roosevelt died in 1945 and when the war ended. Nothing since then has that been that big news for the American people. (licks mouth 4:38/10:33).
The last time, the last time that anybody tried to assassinate a President of the United States, at least to the point where shots were actually fired, was in the case of President Truman. That was unsuccessful. Before that, it was the President elect Franklin D. Roosevelt who was shot at in Florida in 1932. That was an attempt which killed Mayor Anton Cermac of Chicago, but President elect Roosevelt missed. The last attempt to assassinate a President which succeeded was William McKinnley. Theodore Roosevelt succeeded to the President on to the Presidency on that occasion. He ran again the next year. People whose thoughts inevitably turned to the conduct of this country are already speculating about what this unbelievable event, what effect it will have on a situation which was already fairly tangled politically in this United States. (licks mouth 5:37/10:33)
Legalized Abortion and life science type experimentation and development, robotics, full fledged war in Vietnam leading to the rise of Singapore and ASEAN — > One World Economy, One World Government with Teeth (the UN, Pope Benedict, the Vatican and all other clergy associated, complying and manipulating everyone by the likes of BGEA, HAARP and others via earthquakes, terrorism, war, sound manipulation and mind manipulation using Internet, Iphones and Broadband, Microwaves etc) and One World Religion (false worship headed by Roman Catholic Pope and the Vatican) via Evangelicalism, Ecumenicalism and Neo-catechumenal Way (Facism)[The Second Vatican Council (Mariology – Hinduism) was occurring that same year] and of course things we are not told about.
Basically, BIG BROTHER IS HERE and it is evil!
Among other things it now becomes of interest as to who now will succeed to the Presidency. This question came up, if you will remember very sharply at the time of President Eisenhower’s heart attack. At which time there was a great deal of talk about what the succession of the Presidency should be and what should determine the inability of a President if he has not able to conduct the office, but is still alive. There was talk of new legislation at that time, but nothing was done. At present, the rule of governing the succession are in a law passed by Congress in 1947. The first succession, of course, is by the Vice-President. That post is now vacant now that Lyndon Johnson is President of the United States. There is no provision for selecting a new Vice President. That office will be dispensed with until the next election. Next in order in the line of succession to the Presidency of the United States is the Speaker of the House of Representatives who is now John W. McCormack of Massachusetts. Following that, as the President pro tempra of the Senate now Senator Hayden of Arizona. Then after that the members of the Cabinet in the traditional order of the of the precedence of the Cabinet, uh Secretary of State which is Dean Rusk would be first, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara would be second, Attorney General Robert Kennedy of Massachusetts would be third, Post Master General would be fourth, and so on. The uh question of how far down you go in establishing who is going to be President of the United States probably didn’t worry the country for most of its history. (licks mouth 7:18/10:33).
There was some attention paid to it and the line was clearly established
after it became quite possible that in an era of air attack and then later in an era of atomic war,
you might have to go down very deep to get somebody.
We are now seeing pictures of the White House. President Johnson is now arriving there and we switch there for a report:
Someone in background says “No Audio” a few times and then says “Harry”
We have lost temporarily the switch to the White House where President Johnson is arriving after his helicopter trip from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. We were talking about the succession of the Presidency which has become again of immediate and tragic interest of the country. There is no, this is one of the things that the government of the United States has never spelled out too clearly. It’s the government must go on and its activities be carried on. It’s regarded traditionally as being necessary very quickly to get a new President sworn in. President Truman was sworn in, as I remember, it was in, oh certainly less than a couple of hours after President Roosevelt died, in 1945. At that time, he conscience of the sudden burden that had fallen on him, asked Mrs. Roosevelt.
He said uh something to the effect of what can I do for you and she said,
“Mr. President, it is now for us to ask, “what we can do for you.”
Geez, this sounds like the infamous words (in a different format) from what President Kennedy is partially famous for:
In a way, the grief felt by members of the family or indeed by anybody in the nation or the world, has to be secondary to the matter of carrying on the government. The nation goes on no matter how what happens to its Chief Executive.
(slightly licks mouth 9:10/10:33)
When the Presidential Plane Air Force One arrived from Texas carrying both the body and the new President and the mourning wife, the body of John Kennedy was taken off in a mobile ramp and put into a a Navy ambulance to go to Bethesda Hospital for the night before being removed to the White House for viewing tomorrow.
Mrs. Kennedy, so far as we could see, went with it and so did Attorney General Robert Kennedy, the Presidents brother and certainly his closest confidant. (licks mouth 9:48/10:33)
Then President Johnson got off the plane and made a brief statement. He looked uh you can’t characterize from this distance what a man’s complexion is like in the li in television lights at an Air Force Base at night. The man on the scene said that he looked pale, but he certainly seemed in in confident command of himself. (10:13/10:33 licks mouth) He is a man who has had a long training in politics and the business of running the government. The shock that must have come to him is unlikely would prevent his immediate and careful attention of the business of a government that has to go on.
It does not come. (licks mouth o:14/10:22) The assassination of the President does not come at any moment of great international crisis for the United States. He himself was on a trip which most people believe to be have a great many political aspects to it. However, the mere fact of assassination produces a crisis, in a way, which is part of the reason why President Johnson presumably flew immediately back to Washington to be in the White House to see what develops in the next couple of days. (licks mouth 00:42/10:22)
Repeating there are no, there’s no word yet on funeral arrangements, where or when. The body of the former President will lie in the White House tomorrow for viewing by members of his family and high officials of the government beginning with Vice Presi, beginning with President Johnson, members of the Supreme Court, and members of the Congress, and late in the day, the Diplomatic Corps. (licks mouth 1:08/10:22)
There’s been no formal word so far on whether there will be a public viewing, but one guess is, that it’s likely that the body will be moved to the capitol to Lie in State there, for the purposes, for the chance for ordinary citizens to pay their respects.
We showed earlier a picture of Lee Oswald, a stock photograph, the man who is at the moment the prime suspect in the assassination.
Here is a more topical version.
This was Oswald as he looked today after his arrest. He seems to have, in the struggle, in the struggle leading to his arrest
he seems to have been roughed up a little. He’s accused too of killing a Dallas Policeman who chased him into a theater at the time that attention was focused on him.
This is the man who is Chairman of a pro-Castro organization called The Fair Play For Cuba Committee. Twenty-four years old. A man who once defected to Russia. A man who according to the news reports is now the prime suspect in this assassination. (licks mouth 2:19/10:22)
CBS News will continue on the air throughout the evening with late reports on the aftermath of President Kennedy’s assassination and with a pictorial tribute to the late President. Stay tuned now for the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. This is the CBS Television Network.
Pause with Flag at half mast picture
This is Walter Cronkite with the CBS Evening News.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated today in the 46th year of his life and his 3rd year as President of the United States. These are the circumstances of the assassination. The President and Governor John Connally of Texas were shot while riding in the Presidential Limousine through the streets of Dallas. The President was shot once or twice through the head by a sniper firing from a 5th or 6th story window overlooking the motorcade route. They were rushed to a nearby hospital. The President died about half an hour later at 1:00 PM Dallas Time.
(licks mouth at 3:43/10:22)
There is a question in my mind about what Dallas Time really is. I know that it has been changed in the past and that there is dispute between Eddie Barker and Walter Cronkite as to which time is Dallas Time. It makes a huge difference what time it was when President Kennedy actually died. I’ll explain later why I think it is important and I believe the crux of the matter and the reason
for the great deception
surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy!
In Part 4 of this series CBS News and JFK Part 4 /part 37 there is a report from Moscow and Moscow is 10 hours difference from Dallas now. It appears that he died around noon in Dallas which begs the question about the Son of Man and whether JFK was that person in our time which is odd considering all of the claims and rumors of his affairs including a Wheaton College gal, a White House intern, who he is supposed to have bedded in his wife’s bed (who in my opinion is lying or deceived.)
Wheaton College is where Billy Graham and his buddy went to school
which is coincidental to say the least.
Both Billy Graham and his buddy from Wheaton College are at Love Field airport with Jackie a half hour before JFK was murdered when she was handed a Lamb Chops puppet (or stuffed animal) over the fence line which she tucked into her red roses. That puppet or stuffed animal is shredded to bits as pictured in the Limousine. One of the witnesses thought she saw a little white dog between the President and Jackie as he was murdered and was ridiculed for this particular recollection. Why?
Somehow the man that calls an old man to wish him happy birthday that morning just doesn’t seem like the same man that the press and others have made him out to be.
Maybe the press is the mob!
Seems to me like JFK has been done over in many ways after his death to be someone else!!!!!
Bill Clinton had an affair with an intern
and it seems awful coincidental to me since he prayed with Billy Graham
who looks to be involved in the assassination of JFK,
Vatican 2, and the Neocatechumenal Way!
Governor Connally’s condition is satisfactory. Both Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Connally were in the car, neither was injured.
Later in the afternoon the Dallas Police arrested Lee H. Oswald, 24, a veteran of the leftist Fair Play For Cuba Committee as a prime suspect. (licks mouth 4:01/10:22) Oswald was dragged fighting and screaming from a Dallas movie theater. He also killed a Dallas Police Officer in that fight at the theater. Oswald went to Russia in 194……59. He returned to this country only last year after failing and trying to get Soviet citizenship.
Still pictures show the last dramatic moments of President Kennedy’s life. This the motorcade. (licks lips 4:27/10:22)
This picture taken in the last minute before the shot was fired. You see in the back seat President Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy in the front seat or in the jump seats of the special Presidential Motorcade car, Mrs. Connally and Governor Connally behind her.
A bit confusing since the picture shows the opposite!
(Maybe that is a clue from Walter Cronkite that since he is licking means he is lying?)
And this is a picture taken just a moment after the shooting.
See the guy on the left standing (2nd person on the left) looks like a JFK assassination investigator. I recognize him, but I can not remember his name, which is weird since this is supposed to be as it happened. I guess that is not true. So if he is in this picture then this picture could be a fake made after the assassination, which means that this section of the Cronkite news program could be a fake, also.
This picture below is full of demonic symbols on the car and in the windows.
The F on the side of the car.
An ugly woman cartoonish character on the right window driver’s side.
Upside down cross in the window of the windshield.
Lots of little demonic messages.
Obviously was not as it happened but added for the “whatever effect.”
Bald spot on back or head of Jack Ready/Billy Graham.
If I wanted to bother with it I would look more closely but this is insanity
don’t want to waste my time on it anymore.
This is a closeup of that same picture and in this closeup you can see in this position here barely you may see there the hands of the President apparently clutching Mrs. Kennedy. A moment later she placed his bleeding head in her lap and they drove rapidly to the hospital.
I don’t see her! Terrible picture
none (NUN) the less and looks
This is a picture taken within an hour after the Presidents death aboard the jet airplane that brought now President Johnson back to Washington.
Here he is taking the Oath of Office with Mrs. Johnson here and Mrs. Kennedy looking on.
The Judge giving the Oath is Federal District Judge Sarah Hughes of Texas. (and in a polka dot dress)
At 3:39 this afternoon Eastern Time in that Presidential jet parked at Dallas airport Lyndon Baines Johnson became the 36th President of the United States. (licks mouth 5:55/10:22)
Obviously, there is a dispute as to whether and which President of the United States is the 36th President. I am not sure why it makes a difference, but differing views on this point seem to be important! It’s relevance has something to do with Numerology or Prophecy, I guess?
What the heck is going on in the CBS studio with the armed man with the holstered gun on is hip lurking behind Walter Cronkite
and then someone else comes into the picture and shoves and pushes him backwards?
Real weird looking humanoid with weird face. Reptilian.
This occurs at 5:55/10:22! VERY WEIRD!!!
The oath administered by Federal Judge Hughes.
The first time it’s ever been administered by a woman.
Late this afternoon the President’s own plane brought his body,
Mrs. Kennedy, and the new President back to Washington
in company uh with NOW President Johnson.
(licks mouth at 6:10/10:22)
President Johnson arrived at Washington just a short while ago as you just saw by video tape.(licks mouth at 6:17/10:22)
He is now in the saddened White House.
Sounds like Nellie Connally and her sad pink suit which I wrote about in few earlier posts which are specifically about her
which you can find on the side bar.
George Herman is standing by there. George Herman?
The word went out to the Presidential White House guards here to the Secret Service men, the President is in the White House. Only this time it was a different president President Lyndon B. Johnson led into the White House by the Secret Service men.
This is symbolic of the new life Lyndon Johnson is going to lead. His every step guided by Secret Service men. His way pointed out for him. Protocol guarding and making sure of every move that he makes.
The President is in the White House. Across the street crowds are watching the White House hoping for a glimpse of their new President. There’s a steady stream of people walking back and forth across the sidewalk. The police won’t let them stop on this side of the street, but they walk back and forth simply looking at the White House. And across the street a large crowd has waited all afternoon.
Now the President is getting his first briefing as President. A briefing by Defense Secretary McNamara, by McGeorge Bundy who was President Kennedy’s National Security Advisor. A briefing on the world problems, the problems he faces from now on.
The problems look different when you are President. You may remember that President Kennedy said after he took office at his first news conference that although he campaigned on facing up with the grim realities of the world today, he was astonished when he actually sat in the President’s chair and faced those grim realities himself.
Now Defense Secretary McNamara and McGeorge Bundy are briefing him in such terms as megadeathsWhite House and Pentagon shorthand for the millions of deaths which are now in the hands of President Lyndon Johnson in case there should be a thermal nuclear exchange. The words death of earth are being exchanged once again in a briefing of the President that those in a nuclear exchange which might lethally contaminate the atmosphere and kill all persons on earth, now the responsibility of a new man, President Lyndon Johnson.
Lyndon Johnson must not only face up to the problems all over the world from Viet Nam to Berlin to all the problems which other Presidents have faced in which fortunately for him are now somewhat in the lull, there’s no immediate crisis there. He must face up to a problem which will be new and particularly frustrating to him. The man who for so long led the Senate, led it as Majority leader when there was a Republican General Eisenhower in the White House. He will find now as President Truman and President Kennedy found before him that a Senator turned President is no longer a member of the club. He may have the sympathy and the friendship of the men on Capitol Hill, but no longer will they always do what he says when he asks. He must face the frustrations of closing out this particularly difficult, long term, slow moving session of the United States Congress, and closing it out with an election year facing him. The remaining business of the Congress is now the business of President Johnson.
Then he has the problem of forming a new government. Theoretically, at least, the government of President Kennedy would now offer its resignation. The members of the Cabinet were members who were loyal to and owe their allegiance to President Kennedy, rather than to the United States as a whole. The members of the Diplomatic Staff, our ambassadors overseas, now will probably offer their resignations, at least as a matter of protocol. The members of the White House Staff, the Aides who helped President Kennedy doing his work carrying on the business of the government, now also will offer their resignations. And Lyndon Johnson must look them all over. He must not only, in other words, pick up the threads of the government, but he must check out each thread and test it and see if it fits his hand. Each thread must be checked to see whether this is the kind of man in the Cabinet, in the White House Staff, anywhere in the government, whether this is the kind of man Lyndon Johnson can work with and wants to work with. He must check all the persons he’ll have to work with on the Congress. He must take a new look, in other words, at his political friends, at his political opponents,
and also as other Presidents have learned in the past, to their sorrow, he must even take a new look at his friends,
because Lyndon Baines Johnson is now that totally new entity,
the President of the United States.
This is George Herman at the White House.
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- CBS News and JFK (The Day America Was Restored) Parts 61-65
- CBS News and JFK (Shock and Awe) Parts 11-13
- CBS News and JFK (Well, I Was a RaDIO) Parts 14-15
- CBS News and JFK (The Adamant Machine) Parts 16-18
- CBS News and JFK (Salute of the Benedicts) Parts 19-23
- CBS News and JFK (The Body Snatchers) Parts 24-27
- CBS News and JFK (The Excession) Parts 28-30
- CBS News and JFK (The Exchange) Parts 31-32
- CBS News and JFK Parts (Second to Nun) Parts 33-35
- CBS News and JFK (The Great White Way) Parts 37-38
- CBS News and JFK (Family, Career and Vision) Parts 39-43
- CBS News and JFK (Stepping Stones and Mars) Part 47
- Abraham Lincoln
- Arlen Spector
- Assassination of JFK
- Associated Press
- Bain scandal
- Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
- beware don’t you listen to the words. The tender lies….
- Beware Oh brother
- Bill Clinton
- Billy Graham
- Cardinal Cushing
- Caroline Kennedy
- CBS News
- Climate change
- Dallas Morning News
- Dan Rather
- Dark Knight
- Energy Crisis
- Energy Security
- Equal Rights
- Famous Hollywood Actors
- Field of blood
- Fox News
- Gabrielle Giffords
- Hillary Clinton
- Human Rights
- Jack Ready
- Jackie Kennedy
- Jackie Onassis
- Jessica Ghawi
- Jessica Redfield
- John Kennedy Jr.
- MATTHEW ROZSA
- Military Guard
- Neocatechumenal Way
- Parable of the Ant
- Pope Benedict XVl
- Rahm Emanuel
- Rev. David Wilkerson and Evangelicalism
- Romney Bain Capital Scandal
- Secret Service
- Senator Kennedy
- Senator Spector
- Synoptic Gospel
- Ted Nugent
- The Gospel of John
- Vatican ll
- Walter Cronkite
- Washington D.C.