Obama referring to Bush now as "John McCain's president"; Update: Video added

Sufficiently noteworthy that the AP flagged it in the lede, although I’m suspicious of the fact that they didn’t give us the whole quote.

So much for hugging in church. A day after Barack Obama and John McCain exchanged an embrace during a faith forum at a California megachurch, Obama called the U.S. economy a disaster thanks to “John McCain’s president, George W. Bush,” and chided his Republican rival’s campaign team for trying to make him look unpatriotic and weak.

Media Blog’s less than amused to find the candidate of Hopenchange pulling tired shadow-government rhetoric from Ace’s Little Leftwing Book of Civil Political Discourse, but we are after all talking about a guy with his own presidential seal. This reminds me of when Democrats go abroad to commiserate with enemy leaders in that I’m never sure what the proper response is: Tit for tat, or take the high road? Complaining about it doesn’t do any good, but “let’s see how you like it when we do it” seems vastly worse. Exit question: How do you solve this problem? Besides, of course, putting Obama on the spot by asking him to tell us who “his” president is.

Update: No, the AP didn’t take him out of context. Click the image to watch.