National Affairs: Who's Huey Now?

"If I am elected I will inspect every cow, male & female, for ticks. Them that's got 'em will get rid of 'em, and them that ain't got none won't git none."

When young Huey Pierce Long wrote this campaign speech he was not a candidate for tick inspector of Winn Parish, Louisiana; he was only campaign manager for the candidate for tick inspector. But already he had learned that sweeping promises sweep up votes. Nineteen years later Huey Pierce Long ran for Governor of Louisiana, made sweeping promises,...

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