Friday, July 31, 2009
How cool is this? Obama cures the racial divide over beers. Is there anything that man can't do? Well he didn't cure it but he used his genius to at least show that there is always a better way than hatred or bigotry. This incident could have been something that Professor Gates could have exploited for his own gain or to work up the African American population. That's an Al Sharpton kind of thing. Instead he choose to take the high road and showed all of us what a compassionate and intelligent person he is. He made this into a teachable moment that both races needed to hear. I loved the interview with Officer Crowley who said that both their families met up with each other accidentally during a tour of the White House and after introductions continued the tour TOGETHER. That was for all you haters out there. Crowley and Gates plant to meet again and I hope they become great friends. (Can you imagine them talking like buddies talk - giving each other the business - "Remember when I handcuffed you and you were all - gimme your badge number." And Gates would reply - "Yeh you got me there...never leave the house...never leave the house..DOH"!) Maybe this will be the start of a real serious talk about race in America. On another note I bet Clinton was wishing that he too had brought beers to the Middle East. A couple cold ones would have solved that little problem lickety split.
Posted by Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness at 1:05 AM