President Obama’s recent TV statement about kicking posterior led a number of journalists to muse about previous presidents who used bad language in the White House. Thanks to the tapes, of course, we know about RN’s unfortunate weakness for expletives. But as a Politico report explains, his immediate predecessor was just as salty:
“People said my language was bad, but Jesus, you should have heard LBJ,” Nixon said of his predecessor.
Lyndon Johnson also used the surreptitious taping system, and as transcripts of the recordings were made available, a surprisingly profane side of the president was revealed. He told dirty stories, used the N-word and mused about his “b—hole.”
And, of course, there’s more.
“He wouldn’t know how to pour p— out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel,” Johnson said of a Kennedy aide.