08 November 2007

Glover praised by decrepit old man

According to the Shreveport Times, Mayor Cedric Glover gave a "well-delivered and comprehensive" State of the City address yesterday. At least, that's what former Mayor James Gardener thought, but his term ended fifty years ago, and things may have changed a little since then.

James Gardner, who served as Shreveport mayor from 1954 to 1958, said he felt optimistic about what Glover said about Cyber Command and his support for the initiative.

"I think he's doing well," Gardner said after noting Glover's address was well-delivered and comprehensive.
Gardner may be quite a fine man and a stellar former mayor, but if he is the best we have to critique the current mayor's speaking skills, then we are lacking. Even if he was a young mayor, he's pushing past 70 now. What he knows about the cyber command center brewing across the river also seems (therefore) doubtful. Nobody at Centenary can figure it out, so my bet wouldn't be on the senior ex-mayor.

But maybe I'm speaking out of turn. Wouldn't be the first time. Maybe Gardner is young, or a young 80. And maybe he is a cyber command genius. But the Times would do well to say so. As it is, their source made me guffaw rather than aw.

5 comments:

Micah said...

if i were that old and someone was speaking about developing a ""world class center of academic excellence for cyberspace research and development" then i'd be impressed too. or confused.

rafe said...

Hilarious! There's something strange (or delusional) about the optimism of that generation. Y'all just jealous of us Pilots over there at Centenary. We already beat y'all in basketball so who's to say we can't command a bold new enterprise into cyberspace?

Jen Strange said...

I'm sure the Pilots can pilot us all just fine into the cyberspace. But if we're all being piloted by the ancient ex-mayor, then we will need a pretty good co-pilot. . . .

(PS The Lady Pilots, or whatever they're called, weren't so lucky, eh? Go Lady Gents! Or whatever we're called.)

Micah said...

Real Ladies (short for Lady Gentlemen) don't brag when they embarrass other women

Jen Strange said...

Oh. I guess I didn't get that memo.