LOUISIANA: A Word of Praise

Louisiana's gravel-voiced Governor Earl Long decided to give adjourning members of the State Legislature a pat on the back. Both the House and the Senate had all but walked on their hands to do his will, had raised taxes by $80 million dollars, upped old-age pensions, wreaked revenge on his enemies in New Orleans, and given him vast political power. Earl made his thanks as handsome as possible. Said he: "I don't think I've ever seen a legislature with less drunkenness and less rowdyism."


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