Lyndon B. Johnson Routinely Fake-Drowned Important People
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Look, there's no such thing as a nice president of the United States of America. They may seem jovial enough and display a decent sense of humor, but underneath the surface, not a single man among them has been nice. The toughest job in the world is not a gig that goes well with "nice."
Still, I'd argue that most of them have at least been civilized enough to think twice before taking important people on a joyride, only to drive them screaming into the nearest lake. Lyndon Baines Johnson was not most presidents. Not only did he totally do that s**t, but he did it repeatedly and as a practical joke.
LBJ was a proud owner of an Amphicar, a rare German vehicle that looked almost indistinguishable from a normal car, but could double as a serviceable boat. Roughly 0.02 seconds after acquiring it, Johnson developed a favorite pastime: He'd invite friends and acquaintances to his Texas ranch and take them on an Amphicar joyride. Only he'd deliberately neglect to mention the amphibious capabilities of his vehicle, opting instead to pretend that he'd lost control of the car and, faking utter terror, steer them at some speed into a nearby lake. Sources don't explicitly state that he rigged the car's PA system to blast rock anthems and the Wilhelm Scream as this happened, nor do they confirm that he ramped several flaming buses before driving his unsuspecting guests to their apparent deaths, but I think we can safely agree that these things are implied.
"Now, while I have you good and scared, let's talk a bit about those peace negotiations ..."