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Lyndon Johnson Lifts Dog by Ears

When President Lyndon Johnson lifted his beagle, Him, by its ears to pose for an A.P. photographer, he set off a nationwide barrage of protests from animal lovers. In this April 29, 1964, telephone call with Senator Mike Mansfield, Johnson briefly discusses the civil rights bill, which is awaiting a vote in the Senate, then complains about how Senator Everett Dirksen is focusing on the incident with the dog.

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