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The Past Was a Time of Robust Political Invective – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Politics, US Politics

They demanded that the Senate expel Huey himself. Former Governor Parker and others formally petitioned Vice-President Garner to appoint a committee to investigate Huey’s fitness to be a Senator, charging that the Kingfish was “personally dishonest, corrupt, and immoral.”. In a covering letter to Garner, Parker advanced another reason that Huey should be removed from public life. He said that psychiatrists had told him Huey was a “dangerous paranoiac.” Solemnly the old conservative advised how to deal with the madman: “The Senate should have him examined by experts and to save certain trouble and probable killing have him permanently incarcerated in the criminal insane asylum in Washington.”

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