Obama Needs a Race CzarMonday, July 27, 2009
The situation between Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. has received way too much publicity, thanks to Obama’s involvement with his off-the-cuff comments. It seems Herr Obama desires to get some positive mileage out of this incident by playing peacemaker.
President Obama’s highly anticipated sit-down with Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. over some brews is expected to take place early this week, administration officials said Sunday.
Obama extended the invitation Friday in phone calls to the two men as he tried to calm a furor over racial profiling and his comments this week that the police “acted stupidly” in arresting Gates. He invited both to share a beer.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told FOX News on Sunday that he isn’t sure whether the meeting has been scheduled but added that the White House is hopeful it will occur “in the next several days.”
Yes, the president will sit down, like a regular, basketball-playing guy, and share a beer with the two men while dozens of cameras flash in the background. And surely the Changemeisters will eat it up. There are some race-obsessed leftists who follow Obama’s every move on race issues.
Since Messiah Obama has a cadre of czars already, it mught be fitting that he appoint a Race Czar.
Update: The media that follows the messiah’s every move is now obsessed with the kind of beer he will drink at his race summit.
Does the president choose a lager for Thursday’s gathering? A porter? Maybe a wheat beer? Does he pick something light to help the men with the Washington, D.C., summer heat?