To Orwell Today,
I read your article on Air Force One at LBJ AIR FORCE 2 TO 1.
Probably this is a bit of trivia, but Air Force One is always called this as the plane that the president is flying on. So if Johnson had been sworn in, in the other plane, that plane would have become "Air Force One".
Thank you for the interesting article,
David Ayscue, III
Thanks for the technicality trivia. All the more reason it was so uncouth for Landslide Lyndon to elbow his way onto JFK's "Air Force One".
Nor was it necessary for LBJ to take the Presidential Oath to be President, which he automatically became upon JFK's death.
LBJ was lying when he said that Bobby, as Attorney General, had told him on the phone that he had to be sworn in then and there.
Bobby once said (quoted in a book I read) that Johnson was the biggest liar he had ever met in his life, or words to that effect.
All the best,
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