Obama's Beer Diplomacy

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Posted: Jul 27, 2009 2:40 PM
The White House announced today that President Obama will meet this week with Harvard professor Henry Gates, and the Cambridge, Mass., police officer who arrested him for disorderly conduct, Sgt. James Crowley. 

Boy, I would love to be a fly on the wall during this little social gathering.  Neither professor Gates or Sgt. Crowley have admitted any wrongdoing in the case and both have refused to make any sort of apology.  But apparently the president thinks a beer and photo op in the Oval Office will help blow the whole thing over (or at least allow him to wash his hands of it).

In what must be a slow news day at the White House, they also revealed what beer will be served during the meeting:
Bud for the president and Blue Moon for Crowley. The Boston Globe reports Gates likes Red Stripe and Beck's.