U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis of Kentucky has asked Barack Obama’s forgiveness for a racially charged comment about the candidate’s readiness to handle national security. Davis told a group of fellow Republicans Saturday, “That boy’s finger does not need to be on the button.”
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Davis’ campaign said it sent a letter to Obama apologizing for the remark, which was widely reported on blogs and newspaper Web sites, including the Lexington Herald-Leader.
“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 campaign spokesman Bill Burton said, “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.”