Promising Practices Promising PracticesPromising Practices
A forum for government's best ideas and most innovative leaders.

Bizarre: LBJ Orders Pants in Secret Recording


It’s always refreshing to run across leaders who know exactly what they want. But this…this might be a little too specific. It’s Friday, so here’s your reward for making it through the week: A bizarre animated short set to a very real recording of our 36 th president, Lyndon Baines Johnson, ordering himself up a new pair of “slacks.”

Why some of these presidents were so fond of recording their conversations we’ll never know, but we certainly thank them for it. Warning: Prepare for some very specific, some might say graphic, language with respect to LBJ’s crotch…though that shouldn’t be a surprise, given his well documented reputation for being a bit crude.

Without further ado, we present “LBJ Orders Pants.”

Does this surprise you given your memories of LBJ?

Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec, NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.

Close [ x ] More from GovExec