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Old 11-28-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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Post Glover becomes Shreveport's first African American Mayor

Cedric Glover made history Tuesday, becoming the city of Shreveport's first African American mayor
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:46 PM   #2
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Nothing against the mayor.. but for his own health and safety, the first thing he should do is go on a major diet :-)

Maybe he could eat a subway everyday downtown, and lose 100 lbs or so, be the next Subway "guy"
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:06 AM   #3
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While I have no problem with Cedric Glover winning the mayoral election if he is the best man for the job, I do have a problem with making it a racial issue. I haven't heard much of anything outside of "he's the first black mayor of Shreveport". Really, I don't care if he's black, yellow, red, pink with purple polkadots. Can he do the job? The hype is over the color of his skin, not over his qualifications. If it were the first white mayor in Shreveport, heads would roll.
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While I have no problem with Cedric Glover winning the mayoral election if he is the best man for the job, I do have a problem with making it a racial issue. I haven't heard much of anything outside of "he's the first black mayor of Shreveport". Really, I don't care if he's black, yellow, red, pink with purple polkadots. Can he do the job? The hype is over the color of his skin, not over his qualifications. If it were the first white mayor in Shreveport, heads would roll.
So Matty.. I was with you up to that last sentence there ? I agree that yea, lets get past the 'hype' and onto business.. not that I followed mayoral business before :-) But I don't get that last bit ? if he were the first white mayor heads would roll ? Just curious.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:35 PM   #5
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It is impossible for race to not be an issue. The race of the mayor directly affects the job.
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Old 11-29-2006, 04:19 PM   #6
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It is impossible for race to not be an issue

It was a race about race from the start. I have to say he seems like a nice enough guy but can he get a grip on crime in Shreveport ? This election may be viewed as a open door for more crime to those who do the crimes. Will he be a puppet for the casino people or will he hold the line only time will tell. We
have four years to find out. The race card is one of the major cards for the far left.
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While I have no problem with Cedric Glover winning the mayoral election if he is the best man for the job, I do have a problem with making it a racial issue. I haven't heard much of anything outside of "he's the first black mayor of Shreveport". Really, I don't care if he's black, yellow, red, pink with purple polkadots. Can he do the job? The hype is over the color of his skin, not over his qualifications. If it were the first white mayor in Shreveport, heads would roll.
Matt it's a pretty big deal when the first black mayor is elected in our closed-minded redneck community. So lighten up.
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It was a race about race from the start. I have to say he seems like a nice enough guy but can he get a grip on crime in Shreveport ? This election may be viewed as a open door for more crime to those who do the crimes. Will he be a puppet for the casino people or will he hold the line only time will tell. We
have four years to find out. The race card is one of the major cards for the far left.
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Jerry Jones is the only one who ever brought up race in this election. His lame-ass commericals reminded us of that everytime they ran. That came from the right.
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:39 PM   #9
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There has not been a Mayor in Shreveport or Bossier that did not have to answer to the people that paid to get them elected. Not the people that voted for them but that little inside circle of donors. Jerry had his people and Cedric has his. I think that Glover might just do a good job. The statistics will tell in a year and then in four years we will know the facts. I wish him well and the people of Shreveport too.
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I wish him well and the people of Shreveport too.
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hey there Snow Man, welcome to SBLive!. It's nice to see some new 'faces' around here. Just curious, from the above post, I was just wondering if you were located here in Shreveport or not ?

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