I’m hearing a lot of grumbling from media types about Gregor Robertson’s sudden invisibility. His handlers say that he’s in deep transition mode and unavailable.
Critics point out that Barack Obama is in deep transition mode but manages to make a public appearance every day.
This could become a sore point as the weeks go on. People were already noticing during the campaign how hard it was to get hold of him, as his schedulers had him in “meetings” to the point where it took a couple of days to get a phone call returned. (Even I, who throw prima donna tantrums if I don’t get the access to which I feel I’m entitled, having covered more hours of committee meetings at city hall than anyone else alive except for the long-suffering city clerks, have felt a certain
Certainly a different style from Larry Campbell, who was always out and about and ready for a comment — sometimes to the horror of his fellow politicos and staff handlers.
I have no idea what the heck is going on in the Vision backrooms, but the lack of availability, if it continues, could lead to a suspicion that his team is afraid to let him go out on his own before he’s been completely programmed.