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Suburban Diary

Actually, let’s have that beer

Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley makes a point during the much-publicized “Beer Summit’’ at the White House late last month. Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley makes a point during the much-publicized “Beer Summit’’ at the White House late last month. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
By Jeri Zeder
August 20, 2009

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Now that the photo op is over and the rhetoric has cooled, what are we to make of the White House “Beer Summit’’? As I watched footage of President Obama, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley, and Vice President Joe Biden chatting about the Arrest Heard ‘Round the World, I remembered a small but unsettling ... (Full article: 690 words)

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