Sometimes, writers - Giffen and/or Fleming, in this case - show their politics. Or is it just that Ronald Reagan was an easily-lampooned figure and JLI was a comedy book? Here's Superman's visit to the Oval Office in JLI #7:
Admits to not considering long-term ramifications. Check.
Has to ask Nancy... Check.
Who knew you needed presidential approval to take the "of America" off your team name! It was Reagan's America, so of course the Justice League was managed by an evil businessman (Maxwell Lord).