For some reason, a Randy Newman song from his 1974 "Good Old Boys" album came to mind. Around the 1:38 mark of the video comes the following line:
"Who took on the Standard Oil men
And whipped their ass
Just like he promised he'd do?
Ain't no Standard Oil men gonna run this state
Gonna be run by little folks like me and you
Friend of the working man
The Kingfish gonna save this land"
I don't know why, but Randy Newman's dark humor about the populist Louisiana Governor Huey Long seems appropriate right now. I don't know if Louisiana ever recovered from the first Kingfish. Let us pray that God will save this land.