The Next Trent Lott?

Could be U.S Representative (R-KY) Geoff Davis:

U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, a Hebron Republican, compared Obama and his message for change similar to a “snake oil salesman” [at a Northern Kentucky Lincoln Day dinner].

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.”

“That boy.” That’s gonna go over well.

Oh yeah, and then the little tidbit about revealing the goings-on in a “highly classified, national security simulation.” Smooth.

I suppose Rep. Davis would be happy just to nuke’em all and let his God sort them out (especially the brown folks, seeing as how he can’t tell them apart)…

Whoops: Looks like Davis has issued a non-pology.

It was just “a poor choice of words” and was not “meant to impugn” Obama or his integrity.

Well, no, and I don’t think anyone said it did… what it appeared to do was reveal a large chunk of personal disrespect (and a small bit of latent racist tendencies perhaps), as well as impugn Obama’s ability to defend the country in a time of dire need (not much I can think of more dire than a nuclear attack, unless it’s someone first moving small Kansas towns closer to Denver so they can see the mushroom cloud).

I’ve no plans to vote for Obama; I just think public mouthpieces shouldn’t say stupid things and then act like they didn’t (Reference: Obama, bitter, small-town folks, paraphrasing apology).

Update: John Cole adds:

And before the weak attempts to claim that the use of “boy” was just due to an age differential, let me point out that this casting call reject from O Brother Where Art Thou is 49 years old. Obama is 45.

Oh, sure, but if Geoff was 18 and Obama was 14, would we really be having this discussion?

OK, fine, what if Obama was 14 and white?

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