POLITICAL NOTES: The Price of Education

The face was familiar in Louisiana's back country, and they had no trouble recalling the name. It was Long—Russell Long, old Huey's 31-year-old son, who was speeding through the state, heralded by sound trucks, stumping for re-election to the U.S. Senate. The same tousled black hair stuck to his forehead, the doughy chin trembled as he made his ten speeches a day and crunched cough drops in between.

Even the Kingfish's hunched-shoulder, open-palmed gestures came easy, and he was just as natural about wrapping a friendly arm around a farmer and calling him by his first name. But one thing...

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