The Congress: Talking Out of Turn

For a few moments in the Senate filibuster last week, some oldtimers had the uneasy feeling that they ought to go out into the Capitol's Statuary Hall and see if the bronze statue of Huey Long was still on its pedestal. Before them in the well of the Senate they saw Huey's pug-nosed, mischievous face, watched his arm chop the air, and heard the voice of Louisiana's murdered demagogue. Huey's 30-year-old son Russell was making his maiden speech.

Russell Long was sorry, he said, that his first formal words had to be spoken under such circumstances, i.e., talking to death a Senate...

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