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As promised, President Barack Obama invited Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates and Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley, who recently arrested Gates in what has been criticized as a racial incident, to the White House on Thursday for some beers and a “friendly, thoughtful” conversation. Oh yeah, Vice President Joe Biden was there -probably throwing in his two cents.

The four men convened in the Rose Garden in what is now being referred to as the “beer summit, “where they spent a lot of time discussing the future,” said Crowley.

“I think what you had today was two gentlemen who agreed to disagree on a particular issue,” Crowley told reporters.

Gates stressed that they must use the opportunity “to foster greater sympathy among the American public for the daily perils of policing on the one hand, and for the genuine fears of racial profiling on the other hand.”

Obama was apparently pleased with his spin control beer session, especially after inciting media outrage with the comment “Cambridge police acted stupidly” and said in a statement, “I have always believed that what brings us together is stronger than what pulls us apart.”

“I am confident that has happened here tonight, and I am hopeful that all of us are able to draw this positive lesson from this episode,” Obama went on to say.

The beer of choice for the group: Bud Light for Obama, Blue Moon for Crowley, Sam Adams Light for Gates, and a nonalcoholic Buckler for Vice President Joe Biden.

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Blindie hasn’t been coy about who we’re rooting for to lead us through these dark times, and in less than one week, we’ll have the chance to elect Senator Barack Obama as the next President of the United States.

Obama recently made a speech as to why we need to continue to fight harder as his supporters to elect him, ignoring the hype of poll numbers and pundits.

Whether it’s donating $25 or calling voters in battleground states, please support Obama at BarackObama.com.

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Saturday Night Live mocked the recent Vice-Presidential debate in a skit with Queen Latifah playing moderator and author Gwen Ifill, Jason Sudeikis as democratic candidate Joe Biden and Tina Fey reprising her role as Alaskan republican candidate Sarah Palin.

Latifah poked fun at the controversy surrounding Ifill’s impartiality and her upcoming book Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama while Fey referred to Palin’s overuse of the word maverick and the drinking games played in the Alaskan governor’s honor with the hilarious closing line, “oh, and for those Joe Six-Packs out there playing a drinking game at home -maverick.”

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It’s official: Senator Joe Biden of Delaware is on the Barack Obama ticket for Vice President–and now its Blindie’s turn to weigh in with a classic pro/con list.

PROS:

  • Experience in Washington. With 36 years in Senate, Biden brings a lot of Judiciary and Foreign relations accomplishments to the table. He’s been around long enough to know how to work the fat cats and get things done.

CONS:

  • Biden keeps it real…and keeping it real can go wrong. Biden’s outspoken style has gotten him into trouble. Like, when he said of Obama, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” (Click in for full list!)
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