Kentucky Politician Apologizes For Calling Obama a 'Boy'

Kentucky Politician Apologizes For Calling Obama a 'Boy'

Published April 16, 2008

Posted April 16, 2008 – A Kentucky congressman has apologized to Sen. Barack Obama after a double-barreled verbal assault that the presidential hopeful’s spokesman called “outrageous,” “absurd” and offensive.

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Speaking to a crowd about national security issues, at a GOP dinner in the Blue Grass State on Saturday, Republican Rep. Geoff Davis said of Obama, “That boy’s finger does not need to be on the button.”

On Monday, Davis sent a letter to Obama apologizing for the comment, The Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

"My poor choice of words is regrettable, and was in no way meant to impugn you or your integrity," Davis wrote in the letter delivered to Obama's Washington office Monday afternoon. "I offer my sincere apology to you and ask for your forgiveness."

Earlier, Obama’s campaign spokesman, Bill Burton, described Davis’initial comments as ridiculous.

"It's hard to tell what is more outrageous — Representative Davis' condescending and personal attack, or his absurd and offensive claim that Barack Obama is not prepared to defend America," Burton said.

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