A prominent black Harvard University scholar has accepted an invitation to have a beer with President Barack Obama and the white police officer who arrested him in a racially charged case.
Earlier, President Obama called this whole thing a "teaching opportunity" -- so I guess the whole "lesson" to be learned is that ... beer solves every problem!
(Pay attention to this, kids).
Now if he can just get Palestine and Israel to sit down and have a Heineken, his work is done ...
In all seriousness, this could be a good move for Obama. It won't make people forget what he said, but it will make this specific story go away.
Just one piece of advice -- from personal experience, Mr. President -- stop at one beer. One beer could bring these two together -- but after a few beers -- things could turn ugly again.
By the way, wasn't there an episode of "The Brady Bunch" where Mr. Brady solves problems by setting up a boxing ring in the back yard? Now days, that would probably be considered politically incorrect.
Perhaps he should have tried the beer thing?