DAY'S END ROUNDUP

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili dealt a blow to John McCain's foreign credentials by saying McCain needed to move from "words to deeds" Monday, liberal bloggers say. Conservatives celebrate a new Pew Research poll showing McCain and Barack Obama in a draw and bloggers express shock and outrage over the shooting death of Arkansas Democratic Chairman Bill Gwatney.

McCain has been highly presumptuous in his freelance foreign policy actions with Georgia, and Saakashvili called him on it, Josh Marshall writes. Firedoglake's Jane Hamsher blasts McCain for trying to take owneship of an issue that "was triggered by a bunch of US neocon saber rattling."
The new Pew poll shows that McCain has closed a lot of ground on Obama indicating that the GOP presidential candidates negative ads may be working, The Swamp writes. Hot Air's Ed Morrissey takes the poll as a sign that Obama's support is eroding, pointing out that Obama's support has remained steady with core Democratic groups but slipping among swing voters.

Gwatney died at the hospital after three shots rang out inside the Arkansas Democratic headquarters, Think Progress reports. Conservative blogger Allahpundit is concerned that that some will look for political motivation behind the shooting, even though the shooter may just be "garden variety wacko."

FROM THE BLOGS:
Is This What I Paid for? - Josh Marshall, TPM
McCain Pulls into a Draw - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Georgian President to McCain: Just Words - Political Ticker
The Colbert Bump - Wonkette
Rush Limbaugh: Murderer - Erick Erickson, RedState
Club for Growth Hammers Don Young - The Next Right
Bush Bashes Congress, Takes Vacation - Think Progress
McCain and Obama Even - The Swamp

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Bush Sends Aid to Georgia - New York Times
Jesse Jackson's Convention Streak in Doubt - The Hill
Ark. Dem Party Chair Shot, Killed - AFP