The Anatomy of a Political Deal

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by CB Forgotston

Don Briggs, Oil & Gas
Don Briggs, Oil & Gas

Not often does a seasoned lobbyist go public with a political deal, much less one he made with the governor of Louisiana.

However, that is exactly what Don Briggs, who lobbies for the LA Oil and Gas Association (LOGA), did last week on Moon Griffon’s statewide radio show.

Briggs comments remind me of a story about the late Governor Earl K. Long.

Long made a deal with a fellow. When they completed the deal, Long told the man that the name of their deal was: “We have no deal.” Long then him if anyone ever asked the man if he made a deal he should simply say: “We have no deal.” That way he wouldn’t be lying.

Earl Long was one of Louisiana's Best Deal Makers in history
Earl Long was one of Louisiana’s Best Deal Makers in history

C.B. Forgotston

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