Tag Archives: Russell Long

Does Hillary Clinton need an extreme personality makeover?

Not long after I became press secretary for U.S. Sen. Russell Long in 1985, one of his old friends, former U.S. Rep. Joe D. Waggonner, gave me some advice. “Russell is 66,” the retired Shreveport-area congressman reminded me. “Don’t try … Continue reading

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Sen. Mary Landrieu has the seniority, but will voters care?

By Robert Mann It’s said that when someone once asked then-House Speaker Sam Rayburn why the Texas congressional delegation was so powerful, he replied, “We elect them young, smart and honest – and we keep them there.” For generations, seniority in Congress meant power and … Continue reading

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Making government work. It’s not that difficult. And John Breaux knows how we can do it.

Why is it that just when millions of Americans start paying attention to politics, our campaigns become so nasty? It happens every campaign season. After a year of avoiding the political chatter, even the most disinterested, apathetic voter finds herself … Continue reading

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