This morning on Meet the Press Hillary Clinton shrugged off Obama’s Gates slip by reassuring David Gregory that Obama would “sit down and have a beer” with Gates and the white cop.
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A prominent black Harvard University scholar has accepted an invitation to have a beer with President Barack Obama and the white police officer who arrested him in a racially charged case.
Is this really a sustainable take on diplomacy? Should Hillary crack a cold one with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? I’m all for a casual taxavoideropoly, but this is just one more notch on the “slouching towards socialism” belt. We don’t want a president who’s above the law, but it would be nice to have one who doesn’t say “stupid” things and then dons a black kerchief with the cops.