Sunday, July 26, 2009

Obama, Gates and Sgt Crowley To Be New Best Beer Drinkin Buddies?

Barry Artiste Op.Ed
You have to hand it to President Obama, if this Pub Crawl and Beer Fest works between Gates, his arresting Officer Sgt Crowley turn out to be a New Best Pal Trio, then what a coup!

Wouldn't it be great if wars, political difference between leaders and such could be handled over a couple of Beers and back slapping, telling jokes and an action movie.

Obama to be sure will be the darling of Beer companies everywhere, rest assured the media will want to photograph this historic event, with Beer Company PR firms foaming at the mouth eager to find out which Beer they choose to Quaff at this Ordinary Joe Summit!

Too bad the Iranian President is a Tee Totaller, betcha Obama could smooth things out with him and Israel.

Obama at least has the right idea., Good Times and World Peace over Suds.

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BOSTON -- African American scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard says he's ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the encounter to improve fairness in the criminal justice system.

After a phone call from President Barack Obama urging calm in the aftermath of his arrest last week, Gates said he would accept Obama's invitation to the White House for a beer with him and Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley.

In a statement posted Friday on The Root, a website Gates oversees, the scholar said he told Obama he'd be happy to meet with Crowley, whom Gates had accused of racial profiling.

"I am pleased that he, too, is eager to use my experience as a teaching moment, and if meeting Sgt. Crowley for a beer with the president will further that end, then I would be happy to oblige," Gates said.

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