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Obama's Beer Summit

By July 30, 2009

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Barack Obama's Beer Summit: Political Cartoon The racially charged arrest of a Harvard professor has become a laughing matter, now that alcohol has been thrown into the mix.

The late-night comedians have been cracking jokes all week about the beer summit President Obama is hosting to try and cool the tensions between Henry Louis Gates and his arresting officer, Sgt. James Crowley. A sampling:

"He invited the professor and the cop to come to the White House on Thursday for beer. Alcohol usually cools things off. Have you noticed that? That's where you want to go." --David Letterman

""Big kegger at the White House tomorrow. It's going to be a crazy night. There will be karaoke with Tim Geithner. ... I believe it's the first White House kegger, really, since the Bush twins lived there." --David Letterman

"If it works out, Obama's going to have Ahmadinejad and Netanyahu over for Jaegerbombs." --Conan O'Brien

"If it goes well, then President Obama is going to invite Governor and Mrs. Sanford to come up and have a beer." --David Letterman

"Of course, this could be trouble, because the last time Obama got a few beers in him, he bought General Motors." --Conan O'Brien

Read more late-night jokes…

Letterman's Top Ten Things Overheard At The White House Beer Summit

10. "Don't worry, Biden will clean up the empties"
9. "Guys stop me if I try to drunk dial Nancy Pelosi"
8. "Smoking, drinking. Suddenly our president is Artie Lange"
7. "Let's call Limbaugh and take this party to the next level"
6. "I feel dizzy and confused — just like Bush! Hi-yoo!"
5. "I don't want to freak anybody out, but I just saw Nixon walking down the hall"
4. "Tell Geithner to put his shirt on"
3. "Sen. Larry Craig asked if he could have his beer brought to the men's room"
2. "You guys wanna see where Clinton used to get freaky?"
1. "Excuse me while I take a presidential leak"

See Also:
White House Beer Summit Cartoons
Bill Maher Ad Parody: Gates Home Security
The Daily Show's Coverage of Henry Louis-Gate
Colbert on Obama's 'Teachable Moment'

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July 30, 2009 at 6:22 pm
(1) Bearman says:

But what does someone wear to a Beer Summit???


July 31, 2009 at 11:14 am
(2) Tsumbra says:

What REALLY happened?
“Barack’s Beer Summit Gone Awry”
(Read it NOW, before it is censored?)

October 21, 2009 at 8:47 am
(3) Robin Goel says:

Hey Dude
Watch this clip instead I’ve just found on youtube- A Hilarious parody of Obama gets drunk with Prof. Gates and a racist Cop…………. ha ha ha

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