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Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
Two men who thought with their dicks.


GardenDistrictTiger
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
Long by a Longshot


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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
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Long by a Longshot



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X82ndTiger
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
Edwards is my my buddy now. He cool.


OweO
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
Long actually did a lot that improved the state. Built bridges, roads, etc. He even improved the quality of education.

Edwards told everyone all the tax money gambling would generate would go straight to education in order to get people to approve gambling.

I don't have a problem with the gambling part, but Edwards was the type of politician who thought he could do whatever he wanted because he was a likable person. He benefited by the "good ole boy" system. People supported him because of what he could do for them, not what was best for the state..


Big Bill
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
A shame the state was saddled with a populist crook like Edwards during the oil & gas hayday. With the right leadership then, so many of Louisiana's current budget and tax problems wouldn't exist


lazy
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
Huey, Edwin didn't really do much.


BeepNode
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
Huey P Long and its not even close. They were able to take advantage of control of flood recovery and New Deal monies to build things that lasted a long time, for better or worse. In doing so they set into motion political forces that still have influence today.

Don't get me wrong. Edwin Edwards was extremely influential. The new state constitution, lots of graft and personality. He also had lots of spin-off political families. Oddly enough, even though he is known for corruption, he was actually the one that created the civil service framework that was designed to separate state workers from political influence - at least the classified ones.
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Havoc
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
Comparatively Long.


Sentrius
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
If I were running for Governor, I would make it a campaign promise to blow up the Huey Long statue in front of the capital and melt it down into something useful like prison bars or guard rails on a state property.

frick Huey Long.

That bastard completely institutionalized the culture of corruption that still plagues Louisiana to this very day and has never recovered from.

We're still paying the Long family royalties, what the frick.


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GardenDistrictTiger
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
Palmer died up in Shreveport a few years back. Not sure there's anyone left to pay royalties to.
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Havoc
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
As far as who was better, net of pros versus cons, Long.


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prplhze2000
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
Edwin was a grifter

Huey was a force of nature.


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tigergirl10
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
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He even improved the quality of education.
Apparently not for you.


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TigerstuckinMS
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
For all his faults, at least Huey did things for the state while enriching himself and his family through his corruption. We have roads and buildings that are still being used.

With EWE, we just got the corruption.

At least Huey had the good sense to get assassinated.
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Jim Rockford
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That bastard completely institutionalized the culture of corruption that still plagues Louisiana to this very day and has never recovered from.


Corruption was a part of Louisiana political culture since colonial days. Long at least made sure something trickled down to the common man instead of lining the pockets of New Orleans bankers and upstate planters.

At the time of Huey Long's inaguration, there were approximately 300 miles of paved roads in the entire state of Louisiana. At the time of his death there were 16,000.


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BeepNode
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
? Corruption was already rampant in Louisiana. In fact, Louisiana was known for it already well before Huey got into office. There was an influx of money that came in right on the back of a massive flood and the great depression. It made what he was selling not only desirable but he was able to use that money to deliver tangible benefits (even though it was going to happen anyway).

An example of Louisiana corruption is that a company from New York bribed the Louisiana legislature to allow their new "Louisiana Lottery" company to operate in Louisiana and to also ban all other forms of gambling. The lottery was a sham. Everyone in other parts of the country read about it and thought it was pretty wild yet people in Louisiana were like "yep that sounds about right".
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Sentrius
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
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at least Huey did things for the state while enriching himself and his family through his corruption. We have roads and buildings that are still being used.



The total ROI on the "good things" that Huey Long did is nowhere near enough to justify the corruption that he institutionalized.

Not only that, he institutionalized a strain of anti business philosophy that is often leftist in nature in Louisiana's electorate that has made it damn near impossible for this state to attract any worthwhile out of state economic development.

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At least Huey had the good sense to get assassinated.



His assassin should've gotten a medal.


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lsuwontonwrap
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
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Long by a Longshot


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Teufelhunden
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re: Was Huey P Long or Edwin Edwards a bigger figure in Louisiana history?
Huey Long couldn't hold my jock - Edwin Edwards


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