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Even Jesus Christ Had One Apostle Who Had Gone Wrong – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Even Jesus Christ Had One Apostle Who Had Gone Wrong – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Crime, Politics, Quotes, Religion

(Long couldn’t be blamed for corruption in his machine as) “Even Jesus Christ had one apostle who had gone wrong.”

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They Call me Kingfish – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on They Call me Kingfish – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Quotes, US Politics

(A Washington reporter) asked how their host should be addressed, as governor or senator? Huey leaned back in his chair and puffed at his cigar. “They call me Kingfish down there,” he said.

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A Bank Run in Louisianna – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on A Bank Run in Louisianna – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Economics, Policy, Politics, Psychology, Social Psychology

(The first man in line in a bank run) soon appeared (at the opening of the bank), waving a check for $18,000 and confident that he, at least, would get his money. Entering the office, he was startled to see Governor Long behind the desk. Huey was waving a check himself. “The state of Louisiana […]

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Governor and Senator at 37 Years of Age – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on Governor and Senator at 37 Years of Age – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Politics, US Politics

As there was no Republican candidate, there would be no general election. Huey P. Long was a United States Senator. But until he should decide to take his seat in Washington he was also governor of Louisiana. He had just turned thirty-seven years of age.

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A Modern Politician Should Not Quarrel Except Deliberately – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on A Modern Politician Should Not Quarrel Except Deliberately – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Politics, Power

Politicians in a stable democratic society do not have to employ such methods, and the capacity to hate is not for them a necessary attribute. Indeed, if they possess it in too great a degree they may be handicapped; they will be led into needless quarrels. The democratic politician, as an astute Englishman pointed out […]

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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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Feudal Politics – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 7th, 2012 · Comments Off on Feudal Politics – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Australian Labor Party, Politics, Power

Louisiana politicians were and are much like feudal barons. They operate as rulers of geographical principalities or personal followings, independently, calculatingly, and sometimes irresponsibly or petulantly. Two barons may seem to be friends and allies, and then suddenly, because one or the other senses an advantage to be gained or is seized by a whim, […]

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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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Start a Row in the Opposition Camp – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on Start a Row in the Opposition Camp – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Campaigning, Politics, Quotes

Huey liked to cite this incident later as an example of what a politician with weak support should do. “In a political fight, when you’ve got nothing in favour of your side,” he would say, “start a row in the opposition camp.”

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