Obama, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge, Mass., police are scheduled to gather over beers at a picnic table outside the Oval Office.
I've been an enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama since the beginning. While still solidly in his camp, I have been critical of what I deem a less than forceful approach to the Democrats in Congress. Not to read too much into this, but his choice of the beer he will drink at this event does give me pause. Instead of any robust strong beer, he will be having a watery, wimpy beer, Bud Light.