Was he involved in the plot or not?
Some say Johnson was, although I doubt if we'll ever know for sure exactly WHO was involved from "within". I've heard Nixon was, as well as members of the Bush family.
APL is our resident Kennedy scholar..maybe he'll chime in on this. A few years ago, Scott McClellan's father, Barr McClellan, wrote a book entitled Blood, Money, and Power
which accused Johnson of being deeply involved in the assassination.
Blood, Money and Power begins as a character sketch of both Johnson and lawyer Edward A. Clark, two men tied together at the hip and united by their lust for power. Each used the other in their quest for influence and wealth that stretched back to Johnson's earliest days -- including an allegedly stolen election in 1948 -- to his surprise announcement that he would not seek a second term as president. According to McClellan, Clark essentially controlled part of the Texas legal system as used it to further Johnson's career. Johnson, in turn, used his power to benefit Clark and the Texas oil industry.http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/ ... dpower.htm
The link does not support Johnson's involvement, but in the book's defense, are those involved going to actually leave "definite proof" of their involvement, especially if they stood to benefit from Kennedy's murder? I would think not, so because there is very little tangible evidence of Johnson's involvment, what the writer refers to as "real evidence," doesn't bother me too much. Knowing how the Texas good old boy sytem works now much better than I did before Bush, I am not convinced Johnson was not involved, although to the extent McClellan says, I have no idea if that is so!
Johnson did some good things as President, including the war on poverty and getting Medicare passed. BUT he also extended the Vietnam War,.
I often wonder how our world would have been different if Bobby Kennedy had lived to become President. Or even Ted, for that matter.