President Obama makes a foolish statement characterizing the behavior of a police officer as "stupid," before he has all the information about the incident. Then, instead of apologizing for speaking so rashly and unfairly, he invites the two men to the White House for a beer.
Oh, that will solve everything, Mr. President. Never mind that you're the President of the United States and ought to have more important things to concern yourself with.
This is, in my opinion, a silly, foolish publicity stunt. Sure, to many liberals it may make him look like the touchy-feely peacemaker he likes to present himself as. But others can see how it takes the focus off of him and his foolish, impulsive statement.
I think it's almost an embarrassment. It's a very unpresidential move, beneath the dignity of the office.
Why should the President have anything to do with a local law enforcement issue? I have to admit that I kind of hope that Officer Crowley and Professor Gates get in an argument about what happened. There is a right and a wrong way to behave in every situation. If they both think the other was out of line they ought to go at it. Then maybe President Obama will see that local issues really have nothing to do with him and that everything cannot be solved by sitting down and having a beer together.