Monday, April 14, 2008

Davis apologizes for calling Obama 'boy'

U.S. Rep Geoff Davis apologized Monday for calling presidential contender and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama “boy” during a Northern Kentucky dinner over the weekend.
He said in his remarks at the GOP dinner that he also recently participated in a “highly classified, national security simulation” with Obama.
“I'm going to tell you something: That boy's finger does not need to be on the button," Davis said. "He could not make a decision in that simulation that related to a nuclear threat to this country.”

Davis compared Obama, a Democratic contender for president, and his message to a “snake oil salesman.”

The offending comment was first reported on the Herald-Leader’s political blog, Pol Watchers. (Click here
to listen to Davis' remarks.)

“My poor choice of words is regrettable and was in no way meant to impugn you or your integrity," Davis wrote in a letter
that staffers said was hand-delivered to Obama’s U.S. Senate office. "I offer my sincere apology to you and ask for your forgiveness.” 
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