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I’m Going into Every Parish and Cuss Out the Boss – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Campaigning, Political Communication, Politics, US Politics

Huey felt no scruples in telling people how he was going to run his campaign in 1923. “I’m going to run for governor and I’ll tell you how I’m going to win,” he said to one man. “In every parish there is a boss, usually the sheriff. He has forty percent of the votes, forty percent are opposed to him, and twenty percent are inbetweens. I’m going into every parish and cuss out the boss. That gives me forty percent of the votes to begin with, and I’ll hoss trade ‘em out of the inbetweens.”

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