Something's Not Quite Right

I'll never forget that night back in 1968 when Lyndon Johnson went on television and shocked the nation by announcing he would not seek reelection.

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Afterward, Walter Cronkite turned to Roger Mudd who covered Congress for CBS News in those days, and asked him to analyze what Johnson had said. Roger said thanks but he thought he'd just go home and think about it for a while and report back the next day.

Well, I know the feeling.

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After a day in which we saw a president impeached, a speaker of the House resign and a war end, I'm not sure what I think.

I'm not sure what I think about a Congress that cannot find a way to do mundane things like passing appropriations bills but can find a way to impeach a president.

I'm not sure what I think about tawdry revelations in new speaker Bob Livingston's past mysteriously surfacing just before the vote.

I'm not sure what I think about wars that mysteriously stop just after the vote.

My brain went into such overload yesterday that I'm not sure what I think about anything. I just know there's something that's not quite right about any of this and that's what worries me.

Reported by Bob Schieffer
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