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OK, I may have to move to Kansas City, just so I can be in Emanuel Cleaver’s district. I’d have more chances to get to hear him speak.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m happy to be in Lacy Clay’s district. I appreciate his progressive voting record, and besides he’s no slouch as a speaker himself. But Cleaver’s in a class of his own as a speaker.

The first time I heard him speak was in a video that Blue Girl posted here. I laughed then I cried. Here’s a man who honed his rhetorical skills for a few decades in Baptist churches, and they’re sharp as a razor.