Socks on a rooster. This was the image brought to life by Earl Long, deceased “sort of” governor of Louisiana, and brother of Huey Long, assassinated “real” governor of Louisiana who inspired the classic read “All the King’s Men.”

Earl Long inspired the title of his biography, “Socks on a Rooster,” on the campaign trail against wealthy New Orleans Mayor DeLessops “Story” Morrison. The quote from ol’ Earl was, “You’ll see old Dellasoups wearing a $50 necktie and a $400 suit. You put a $400 suit on ol’ Earl, and it’ll look like socks on a rooster.”