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I Want to Get Into Bed With You – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on I Want to Get Into Bed With You – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Political Communication, Politics, Quotes

With delight (Long) quoted the observation of Will Rogers: “I would sure liked to have seen Huey’s face when he was woke up in the middle of the night by the President, who said ‘Lay over, Huey, I want to get in bed with you,’”.

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The Same Wall St Kitchen – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 16th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Same Wall St Kitchen – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Economics, Policy, Political Communication, Politics

Long: “They’ve got a set of Republican waiters on one side and a set of Democratic waiters on the other side, but no matter which set of waiters brings you the dish, the legislative grub is all prepared in the same Wall Street kitchen.”

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Write for a Six Year Old – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Write for a Six Year Old – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Campaigning, Political Communication, Politics

(Long) would scrawl a circular out on several sheets of tablet paper and hand it to a secretary to be typed. He told one secretary his concept of effective political language. “Always write everything so a six-year-old child can understand it,” he said.

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Demagogue – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on Demagogue – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Campaigning, Political Communication, Politics

Those who apply the label of demagogue to Huey or to other politicians hardly ever trouble to invest the term with any precise definition. It was coined by the ancient Greeks, who were sorely afflicted by rabble rousing orators and who described them scornfully. The demagogue, said Euripides, was ‘base-born’, ‘a man of loose tongue, […]

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No Music Ever Sounded One-half so Refreshing as the Whines and Groans of the Pie-eating Politicians – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on No Music Ever Sounded One-half so Refreshing as the Whines and Groans of the Pie-eating Politicians – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Political Communication, Politics, Populism, Quotes

Huey observed their response with amused contempt. “No music ever sounded one-half so refreshing as the whines and groans of the pie-eating politicians,” he said. “They say that they were steamrollered. I think that is true. The only reason that the roller didn’t pass over more of them was because there were no more in […]

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The Dual Use of Political Advertising – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 7th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Dual Use of Political Advertising – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Campaigning, Political Communication, Politics

(Long) selected the quality of the paper on which the circulars (advertising material) were printed. Mindful of the sanitary practices of his rural constituents, he instructed David: “Don’t use any of that damn smooth stuff. Use some that they can use on their backsides after they get through reading it.”

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The Parker Gold Dust Twins – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Parker Gold Dust Twins – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Campaigning, Political Communication, Politics

The principal theme of Huey’s attacks was that his two opponents and everybody opposed to him were in reality working together, that the whole crowd was controlled by the same corporate interests. Fuqua and Bouanchaud had both been put into the race by Parker – they were the “Parker Gold Dust Twins.” Behrmann and Sullivan, […]

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

September 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on I’m Going into Every Parish and Cuss Out the Boss – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · 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 […]

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The Cannonball – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Cannonball – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Campaigning, Political Communication, Politics

(Long) also won many votes by promising that if elected he would force the railroads to extend their services or their lines. It was a pledge of this kind that enabled him to sweep the vote of a hamlet known as Shooter’s Station. Its people had a burning grievance – a train called the Cannonball […]

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The Rule Existed Only in the Politicians Minds – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Rule Existed Only in the Politicians Minds – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Campaigning, Political Communication, Politics

Huey’s use of an automobile violated one of the most respected rules of Louisiana politicians: Never campaign in a car among country people; they will resent it as a pretence of superiority and vote against you. Huey knew that the rule existed only in the politicians minds. From his observation of Vardaman and Jeff Davis […]

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