Friday, July 31, 2009

They Can't Even Agree On The Beer

United States President Barack Obama invited the warring policeman and professor for some unifying beer on the White House lawn. All four attendees, including Vice President Biden (who had a non-alcoholic version,) ordered different beers.

"For the record, it was Bud Light for Obama, Sam Adams Light for Gates, Blue Moon for Crowley and nonalcoholic Buckler for Biden."

I'm no beer maiven, barely knowing the difference between the light and dark colors, so I'm lost when it comes to all this. If I'm not mistaken, the "light" referred to in Obama's and Gates's beers has nothing to do with color. I guess beer is the "new wine."

The bottom line here is that it takes more than a round of beer to unify Black and White (and Yellow, Red and mixed) in America.

A "good mug of beer" means different things to different people. The spin on their meeting was positive, of course, but its real aim was making Obama look better.


Hadassa said...

Does America have no pressing issues? Apparently not, if the preference of beer among politicians is of national interest.

Batya said...

Hadassa, my dear, it's so male American, and we're neither.

Anonymous said...

This whole story is not a small matter. It shows the imbecility of the current president of the United States.

The only one who comes out of this decent is officer Crowley. Give the man some credit for not cowering in Obama's presence.

Batya said...

To think that he believes all can be solved by drinking beer together. Symbolic, yes...