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Friday, November 24, 2006

Overheard on the mayoral front

Much has been said about Shreveport mayor-elect Cedric Glover’s larger-than-life laughter. Any media interview is almost guaranteed to contain quips:

As a Times photographer snapped his picture, Glover asked for a warning if it looked like his jacket was riding up in the back. “The women in my life keep telling me I look like the hunchback of Notre Dame. I’m OK with it, but help me keep home and heart happy,” he said.

When asked about outgoing mayor Keith Hightower’s legacy, Glover said, “I think having the political will to advance a concept like Fair Share was something that was courageous. … I think also opening up opportunities to serve to segments of the city that simply had not been heretofore invited to the table … was something that will serve as part of his legacy as well. And obviously, probably the best hair of any mayor we’ve had certainly during my lifetime.”

Assistant chief administrative officer Tom Dark told Glover he’d like to continue working at City Hall. Dark said Glover told him, “If we had a nuclear war, the only thing that would be left is (you) and the cock roaches.”


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