Please tell me that he at least told them to take off their jackets. Because there is nothing like being dragged outside in a DC summer in a dark suit for a photo op.
Gates and Crowley, dressed in dark suits, had Sam Adams Light and Blue Moon, respectively, while Obama, in rolled-up shirt sleeves, had a Bud Light. Biden joined them for a non-alcoholic Buckler beer.They also munched on peanuts and pretzels served in small silver bowls as the media snapped photos.
I like the way the media is applauding Obama, saying, "Isn't this great? Three guys meeting over some beers and munchies to talk things out, just like regular people! That Obama, he is so in touch with the common man!"
This isn't a "bring the people together." This is "please forget I said something stupid." And by tryiong to do the latter, he's made himself look even more stupid.