Shreveport Mayor-elect Cedric Glover ended his victory speech last night with the words: “Let’s get to work.”
Let’s hope that’s where he is this morning. But we wouldn’t know.
Campaign spokeswoman Markey Pierre, to whom all media requests must be made, said yesterday afternoon that we’d “have to play it by ear” if we could interview Glover after the results came in.
She didn’t return phone calls last night or this morning for today’s coverage, but not that I’m surprised.
Glover was the only candidate in the field of 11 who didn’t supply us with a direct phone number, cell phone or home number. If we want to set up an interview or photo, Pierre screens the requests. Even the notoriously difficult Ed Bradley was often easier to reach than Glover (though getting him to say anything was another matter).
When I voiced my concerns with Glover, he said that was a decision he made for efficiency’s sake.
Heaven forbid he ever become inefficient.