Huey Long ?Every man a King? lied about being in a log cabin, stretch truth about nice house if Huey wanted to make a law, he used the law to make it possible pushed dozens of bills through legislature, lots of public works and social help called himself ?Kingfish? after character on Amos and Andy entire state came to bear his stamp lots of welfare programs and lots of good roads during his tenure, lots of bridges went up LA employed 10% of men working in construction of these things in the U.S. common ppl remember him as helping them everything he did was tainted w/ accusations of corruption and bribery very ruthless to those who got in this way, but kept ppl on his side very big showman, loved to give a speech, put on big performances for his voters in person or over the radio or in pamphlets his speeches were ?the? event to go to, even if you hated him talented speaker, could really manipulate a crowd in New Orleans, critics troubled by popularity and methods everything he did cost more than it should to cushion for fraud should be limits to methods a great man should imploy systematic corruption and theft, destruction of democracy = these things didn?t make his good deeds worth it (or was it?) turned from democratic means in the beginning to greater tyranny towards the end ?was closest to dictator? as the US ever had Every man had a King, but only one had a crown?
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