Monday, December 17, 2007

Hillary's Helicopter - Channeling Her Inner Johnson?

Someone in Hillary Land is a big Robert Caro fan.

Noted: Who isn't?

Because in 1948, as described in Caro's book Means of Ascent, Lyndon Johnson famously used a helicopter ("Come see Lyndon and the incredible flying bird!") to help beat former Texas Governor Coke Stevenson in a U.S. Senate race.

Of course along with the helicopter, Landslide Lyndon also paid good cash money to stuff ballot boxes in several Texas border towns.

Johnson won by 87 votes. Total.

But who's counting?

H/T Ben Smith for the photo.