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San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom is posting seven-and-a-half hours of his State of the City Address on his YouTube channel.

Some call him long-winded, some call him sexy and smart -- but whatever the case -- Newsom likes to talk. He has the YouTube channel to prove it.

Newsom and his team have placed 10 chapters of the speech on YouTube. Several of the chapters are 45 minutes in length.

The webisodes feature Newsom speaking to a camera at the newly renovated Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.

Newsom has said that the format allows him to go into more detail about issues such as health care, homelessness, and the environment, than he would normally.

MSNBC suspects that Newsom's intent may partly be to achieve statewide attention in the years preceding what many expect to be a run for governor in 2010.

Click here to watch the State of the City Address on YouTube.

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