Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver met with President Bush today to discuss plans for the National Prayer Breakfast, which Cleaver is co-chairing this year with Rep. Jo Ann Davis, a Virginia Republican. The breakfast is Feb. 1.
“We talked a lot about Texas and football,” said Cleaver, a Texas native who said it was his first meeting with Bush since Cleaver's 2004 election. “Karl Rove called Rep. Davis and I into the Oval Office after the president had finished his morning prayer. I mentioned to the President that I would have been glad to join a fellow Methodist in prayer and he said he would be glad to have me pray with him after the business part of the meeting. So, before we left, I prayed for us and the nation.”
Posted by Matt Stearns