Sunday, October 31, 2010
Profiles of the Shreveport Mayoral Candidates?
What I read online could hardly be considered a definitive profile of either candidate. In the Wooley profile, I'm told that Wooley hits the gym at 6:30, we learn about his workout routine, his weight, that he eats a "hardy" breakfast (as opposed to a hearty one, I presume), that he likes The Wizard of Oz and that his dad used to check on him at night when he was a child. The last paragraph gets down to any meat there is, and we learn then that he abandoned spiky hair, took an online speech class, and a quote from Wooley saying he wants to kill stereotypes.
Okay. So we get to the Glover profile and we learn that he can write upside down, he's a little freaked out by social media, he left Grambling to care for his aging parents, sold cars, and still gets nervous in front of big crowds. Again, the meat is supposedly in the last paragraph and we learn that after his mayoral life he will still be involved in civic affairs.
Wow. What in depth profiles.
Nothing on the issues.
Seriously, did I miss it? Was there more in the print edition? Because if this is all Shreveport voters are going to get from The Times to make their choices from, it's pretty weak.