Before he died, in 1960, Earl Long managed to serve three times as Governor of Louisiana and — despite widely acknowledged corruption — not a day in prison. In the context of today’s plague of litigation and over-zealous white collar prosecution, some might find helpful this advice of Governor Long:
Don’t write anything you can phone. Don’t phone anything you can talk. Don’t talk anything you can whisper. Don’t whisper anything you can smile. Don’t smile anything you can nod. Don’t nod anything you can wink.