Photo Blog: Ale to the Chief

And here it is: The official White House photo of President Obama clinking beer mugs with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and his arresting officer, Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge Police. Not pictured: Joe Biden who also attended and drank, gasp, non-alcoholic beer. (Seriously Joe?) So what happened? Well, no one apologized, but according to Crowley, the two agreed that it was more important to look forward rather than backward. Gates said he better understands the sacrifices officers like Crowley make. And Obama was just thankful to be there. Gates and Crowley apparently agreed to talk again—this time away from all the lights and cameras. And that's it. So can we talk about something else now?