A Johnson's Johnson

March 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The scepter as a symbol of power can be traced to classical antiquity. President Lyndon B. Johnson's scepter-like personal appendage made a separate rod unnecessary. Johnson liked to show it off in situations involving establishing a pecking order with himself at the top. He nicknamed it Jumbo and would ask "have you ever seen anything bigger than this?"  Not everybody was impressed by the display.

Johnson used another ancient symbol of power, the throne, and required subordinates to attend meetings there. His was made of porcelain.

 


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