Blogs jumped on Rep. Geoff Davis (R-Ky.) for his remarks that included calling Sen. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaAn important week for Puerto Rico In Philadelphia Clinton and Trump should start naming their foreign policy picks Jesse Jackson group urges blacks to unite — and vote MORE (D-Ill.) "boy" and later having to apologize, as was reported by The Hill.
Marc Ambinder called the story "the outrage of the day" because as one liberal blogger pointed out "everyone knows what 'boy' means when it's said about a black man." Meanwhile, MyDD is telling its readers to "unite against GOP hate."
In other campaign news, Sen. John McCainJohn McCainFULL SPEECH: Tim Kaine accepts Democratic VP nomination Retired admiral: It would be a disaster if Trump were the face of the U.S. Panetta's Trump attack thrown off course MORE's appearance at the AP's annual meeting drew a lot of criticism from liberal bloggers. For much of the afternoon, The Huffington Post led with the headline "Wake Up America! McCain Is A Right Winger!" Think Progress blogged the "drastic change" in McCain's stance on the economy after McCain admitted he believes the country is slipping into a recession.
Conservative bloggers focused on reports that Obama attended a Rezko fundraiser after Obama insisted he never met Rezko. RedState blogger Soren Dayton called the Rezko story "the gift the keeps on giving." Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air says the story will soon have Obama on the "defensive."
And mentions of Obama's "bitter" comment are finally starting to fade. Obama's Annie Oakley response is still getting play, but as Allahpundit notes "Obama was goofing on the idea of Her Majesty being a gunslinger...nothing more." Meanwhile the blogger who broke the story has become part of the story.
FROM THE BLOGS:
Davis Apologizes - Mark Halperin, The Page
GOP Rep. Calls Obama 'Boy' - John, AMERICAblog
McCain Admits Economy In Recession - Amanda, Think Progress
The Obligatory Six-Shooter Post - Allahpundit - Hot Air
Obama's Trade Pandering - The Corner
Obama Up 20 In N.C. - Todd Beeton, MyDD
Unions Picketing DNC - Erick, RedState
Thomas Frank On Obama - Sam Stein, Huffington Post
Outrage Of The Day - Marc Ambinder
New Clinton Ad - Political Ticker
Abramoff Story Lives On - Capitol Briefing
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Blogger Surprised By Obama Uproar - New York Times
Davis Apologizes For Calling Obama 'Boy' - The Hill
Obama Bomb Dropped - Chicago Sun-Times