A lot of attention is being paid to the Gates/Crowley/Obama beer bash that’s going down this afternoon at the White House.
- Even The Corner is talking about their beer choices: Red, Light, and Blue.
- A Boston police officer who sent a mass e-mail referring to Gates as a “banana-eating jungle monkey” has apologized and been placed on administrative leave.
- Poor Lucia Whalen. The 3 boys get booze, she gets scorn.
- The Onion says:
“I can not think of a more stressful meeting than one with the president and the cop who arrested me.”
- The New Yorker imagined the conversation that they will be having. An exerpt:
GATES: My ex-wife is white.
OBAMA: My mother was white.
CROWLEY: There are times I wish I was Jewish.
GATES: I know exactly what you mean.
CROWLEY: It just dawned on me. I’m the minority in this room.
@badbanana: With Professor Gates off to have a beer with Obama, now would be the perfect time to break into his house.
@kennethn Thank you President Obama, Prof. Gates and Sgt. Crowley for reminding us that there is no problem alcohol can’t solve.