President Barack Obama’s "acted stupidly" remark on July 22 about an arrest in Cambridge, Mass., ruffled feathers coast-to-coast. He has since volunteered that his choice of words may not have been the best.Click here to read "Ruffled Feathers and Cold Beer."
Nonetheless, for the last week Obama has heard a steady stream of rebukes. Folks have said they were deeply offended and absolutely outraged. Although some reactions have obviously been exaggerated for effect, that doesn’t mean this brouhaha is a waste of time.
Update: After a conversation with friends last night at Chiocca's, I'd like to add an update. A couple of guys said, if they were Sgt. Crowley, they wouldn't go to the Suds Summit, to help the president cover his exposure. Well, in spite of how much Obama's detractors are enjoying the flurry of attention his faux pas has garnered, apparently it was Crowley who first mentioned a get-together over beers. Click here for more background.