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Let's Have A Beer!!!
If you are President Obama, with the media tucked firmly in your pocket, you take what was a major gaff and turn it into a model for solving the problems of race relations. Never mind that the initial reaction of the President to the incident in Cambridge during his daily television show was extremely telling, that Reverend Wright his political mentor has faded in public memory, that some of the speak by Professor Gates in the past has been somewhat inflammatory as to race relations.
No matter. Let's have a beer at the White House in what is one of the corniest public relations stunts in recent memory, particularly for a President, and all will be forgotten. There will be smiles and handshakes, and recriminations at the big "misunderstanding". Is it all that easy? What beer will he choose to have at the meeting? That is what America wants to know. Will it be a micro-brewery that will be put on the map, an exotic import, a domestic staple? That is the depth of the study into what it is that the Presidents words mean.
What An Ingenious Smokescreen
Where is the media that tried to destroy the careers of those that have made racial statements in the past and then tried to rectify them only to be vilified for their insincerity. If this was the first example of the President being involved in a racial controversy, then let bygones be bygones and accept his apology for a mistake that was made. The problem is that he seems to have a past in which some of his relationships have been, and may continue to be, with people that have what could be considered to be radical views.
No matter, let's all eat, drink and be merry.