Sunday, August 2, 2009

'Beer Summit' Aftermath

Some new info regarding events surrounding the 'Beer Summit have come to light. Gate's daughter got a bit 'snippy' seeming to make fun of Crowley’s daughter.

"In a new Daily Beast column, Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s daughter Elizabeth gives her report on yesterday evening's White House event. After starting off poorly by calling Sgt. Crowley "infamous", Gates adds:

As our family rounded the corner to the White House library and I first
caught sight of Sergeant Crowley’s lovely 14-year old daughter—who was
wearing an appropriately heavy and charmingly untrained amount of green
eyeliner on her lower lashes—we were instantly transported from the
post-racial myth of America in 2008 to the reality of 2009.

Ah, the lovely transition from condescension to pomposity."

Gates has send flowers to Lucia Whalen, the person who called 911 on the possible break in at his house which the police were responding to.

"Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. has sent a bouquet of flowers and a note to the woman whose 911 call led to his arrest earlier this month.

Wendy Murphy, lawyer and spokeswoman for Lucia Whalen, said today that Gates had sent her client a bouquet of flowers as an "expression of gratitude.'' Murphy said she believed it was a bouquet of tulips. The flowers came with a note from Gates, the contents of which Murphy would not disclose.

Gibbs pokes fun at some of the media coveradge around the event.

Video embedded below. (from

Then there was this photo:

Thomas Lifson says; "I am stunned that the official
White House Blog published this picture and that it is in the public domain. The body language is most revealing.

Sergeant Crowley, the sole class act in this trio, helps the handicapped Professor Gates down the stairs, while Barack Obama, heedless of the infirmities of his friend and fellow victim of self-defined racial profiling, strides ahead on his own. So who is compassionate? And who is so self-involved and arrogant that he is oblivious?" (

Althouse jokingly rebuts; "Obama had to worry that if he turned around to help Gates, somebody was going to be able to take a photograph of him looking at Crowley's ass" (, referring to Berman Post: Saying Obama Glanced at a Female's Rear is Racist?!? incident.

Past related posts:
Berman Post: Obama - 'I do Not Have All The Facts, But The Police Acted Stupidly'
Berman Post: Henry Louis Gates Has a Tax Problem
Berman Post: Obama, Gates And Crowley to Meet Over a Beer Today
Berman Post: 'Beer Summit' Appears to Goes Well

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