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Obama’s beer summit
Peanuts, pretzels and beer were served in the Rose Garden when President Obama played host at the White House last night to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and James Crowley, the cop who arrested him earlier this month.
The so-called Beer Summit took place in an effort to clear the air following Obama’s comments that police had “acted stupidly” in arresting Gates on the doorstep to his Massachusetts home.
The president described the meeting afterwards as a “friendly, thoughtful conversation.”
“I have always believed that what brings us together is stronger than what pulls us apart,” Obama said. “I am confident that has happened here tonight, and I am hopeful that all of us are able to draw this positive lesson from this episode.”
When asked if anything was resolved in the get-together, Crowley said, “I think what you had today was two gentlemen agreeing to disagree on a particular issue. I don’t think that we spent too much time dwelling on the past. We spent a lot of time discussing the future.” (Fox News)
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