A "teachable moment"?
Barack Obama said police officers in Cambridge, Massachusetts "acted stupidly" when arresting Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Big mistake as was evident from the protests that could be heard throughout the nation. A poll said 41% of Americans said the entire incident was handled badly.
Obama's idea to make it better was to invite the parties involved -- Cambridge police officer Sgt. James Crowley and Mr. Gates -- to the White House for a beer.
But did Obama apologize for his comment? As of Friday morning, no word from the White House that an apology was offered....
Biased alert: If President George W. Bush had suggested beers at the White House, what are the chances that every liberal "beer cop" in the country would have swooped down to condemn him for encouraging drinking of alcoholic beverages.