LBJ demanded White House shower nozzle specially for his presidential wang
According to a new book featuring interviews from White House staffers who served across multiple administrations, President Lyndon B. Johnson was apparently as concerned with the cleanliness of his junk as he was with combatting poverty through his “Great Society” legislation.
In Kate Anderson Brower’s upcoming release, “The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House,” former staffers describe Johnson as one of the most difficult tenants to inhabit the White House, who once demanded his shower to be outfitted with multiple nozzles, including one aimed “directly at the president’s penis.”
The president reportedly wanted the nozzles to “pump the equivalence of a fire hose, with water that instantly switched from cold to hot,” and refused to accept staff arguments that his demanded renovations would require a ridiculous amount of plumbing work.
“If I can move 10,000 troops in a day, you can certainly fix the bathroom any way I want it,” Johnson is reported to have told the staff, presumably salty over the fact that Lil’ Johnson hadn’t been sufficiently scoured that morning.
I’ll admit though, if I were president, my first decree would probably be for a really dope shower. I’d try not to be an asshole about it, and might pass on the whole “fire hose/hot/cold” requirements, but shit, look at this thing! It looks like a freaking space ship! Haven’t you always wanted to get naked and scrub down in a space ship? Or is that just me?
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