Scholars Reject Similarities Between LBJ, Bush

05/29/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON -- Both were from Texas. Both saw their administrations bogged down in unpopular wars. And both saw their domestic political agendas overshadowed by events halfway across the world.

But further similarities between President Bush and former President Lyndon B. Johnson were largely rejected by panels of historians, scholars and former government officials who gathered Tuesday to discuss the legacy of Mr. Johnson. The events were part of a 100th anniversary celebration of Mr. Johnson's birthday.

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