My new favorite politician, after his performance as an advocate for Obama at the DNC Rules Committee meeting a month ago and which I recorded here, is Robert Wexler. I also highlighted a report of a town meeting he held in his district in Southern Florida, which also impressed me.
Wexler has a book out - Fire-Breathing Liberal: How I Learned How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Contact Sport of Congress.
I think Mom would have loved him, his debating skills. She once sat in the House gallery with me and we saw Barbara Boxer debate on the House floor. My mom declared that woman was an impressive debater and would be moving up. As usual, my mom was right. She would have been similarly impressed with Wexler.