Elsewhere: Kentucky Endorsement, Water Rate Drama

Barack Obama went after John McCain and George W. Bush for “trying to scare” people.

The McCain campaign said the attack was “hysterical.”

Marc Ambinder notes that Obama used the phrase “Bush and John McCain” at least a dozen times.

The Lexington Herald-Leader of Kentucky endorsed Obama.

Hillary Clinton still has Diane Keaton.

NARAL is worried its donors will defect after the organization endorsed Obama.

Mike Huckabee tells one of his less funny jokes at the N.R.A. convention.

David Paterson praised the farm bill Congress passed this week.

Mayoral hopefuls condemned the water rate hike.

Some Obama supporters try overtaking the Democratic establishment in Brooklyn.

Carrol Gardens’ community board voted in favor of downzoning ever so slightly.

Katie DeWitt wonders about the art in the Meatpacking District’s new plaza.

Liz reports that the Working Families Party is helping Albany County District Attorney David Soares in his reelection campaign.

PolitickerNJ has Jon Corzine’s PowerPoint presentation from the New Jersey Legislative Correspondents’ Dinner.

Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani has an artsy new movie called Chop Shop that is set in Willets Point.

And pictured above, the brimming mailbox of former City Councilman Dennis Gallagher, as photographed by a reader.

Elsewhere: Kentucky Endorsement, Water Rate Drama