Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th President of the United States, taking over the White House after John F. Kennedy had been assassinated.
He was well known for being the President who lead the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, Civil Rights Act of 1968 the appointment of the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, the creation of food stamp programs and reducing the poverty rate by 52% (amongst many, many more achievements)
He was also known for his quirky personality, specifically, that he was VERY alpha male about his penis. In fact, he named his penis “Jumbo” in reference to how large it was.
According to a review of the book A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis:
“Lyndon B. Johnson once answered reporters badgering him about why the United States was in Vietnam with a simple, unmistakable off-the-record gesture: he unzipped, pulled out his penis and said, ‘This is why!’”
Talk about BDE.
There was also that time he ordered pants on the phone and was talking about his “nuts” and his “bunghole”. Recording available here.
But the fact I love the most is about LBJ’s shower system.
Supposedly, when he got to the White House, LBJ complained that the system was night like the one at his home – the Elms. He wanted it fitted out with six nozzels and a “needl-like” intensity of water pressure.
To do the project, engineers were sent to his home to study the plumbing, coming back to spend thousands of dollars originally designated for classified security spending to get the new piping, pipes and nozzles installed.
Two nozzles are of interest though, one that he had pointed up his “bunghole” as he would call it and another directly pointed at his penis, a showerhead, which incidentally, he also named “Jumbo”.
… What a man.