At this point, I don’t think I’d have a beer with this cop. Also, I have to agree that Obama stuck his foot in it on this one. He may have been right, wrong, whatever, but when this sort of thing happens it is best to stand back and not get directly involved in this sort of thing until the dust settles.
I already told you about this, but I thought you’d like to see the updated MSNBC piece on it, which starts out like this:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The woman whose 911 call led to the arrest of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. spoke publicly for the first time about the case Wednesday, contradicting the arresting police officer on a key point and saying she was unfairly labeled a racist.
A police report said the caller described the possible burglars as “two black males with backpacks” — leading some commentators to vilify the caller as racist since it turned out Gates was entering his own home.
And the video. Have a hankie ready: