Lyndon B. Johnson’s father advised him to “never make a speech at a country dance or a football game.” It’s good Texas advice; you don’t interrupt football games!
15 July 1960, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, pg. 2, col. 5:
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP)—Vice presidential nominee Lyndon B. Johnson, looking a little bleary-eyed, wound up a victorious day at an impromptu reception for his campaign staff in the wee hours early today.
About 100 of his rooters cheered and applauded when Johnson told them he guessed everyone had reached a point where they “can’t swallow any more speeches.”
He said his father, a Texas politician, had told him “never make a speech at a country dance or a football game.”
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