We are now at the eve of the great “Picnic Table Summit”. No doubt right now Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley are now preparing for their trip to the White House.
Let me give you a little sneak preview of what’s going to happen and why Sgt. Crowley should stay home.
Professor Gates will arrive at the White House first, due to his long standing relationship with the President. He will pose for photos with the President as they laugh about the fast one they are about to pull on America and the officer himself. Sgt. Crowley will arrive afterward wearing a suit and not his police uniform because that would be too inflammatory. We don’t want to upset the venerable Dr. Gates after all. In fact, Sgt. Crowley has now doubt been instructed not to be seen in his uniform tomorrow.
They will stop and pose for pictures with the press corps and then wonder over to the famed picnic table, that Father Obama had installed next to his children’s swing-set.
President Obama will waive his hands so the press looking out the window can see him “making a point”.
Afterwards, despite the fact that racial profiling had NOTHING to do with the case, with Crowley to his left the President will make a short statement talking about the dangers of racial profiling and how he’s experienced it himself, how he fought racial profiling while he was a state senator.
Despite the fact that racial profiling had NOTHING to do with the case, our great Papa Obama will use this “teachable moment” to reassert the ills of the retched practice. And Sgt. Crowley WILL be made to look guilty when he has done nothing wrong. Ohh I guess he might push the President out of the way and be like ” what the Hell!” but the likelihood of that happening is exactly zero. And the press wouldn’t do their job, even if they were given an opportunity to ask unscripted questions and weren’t pre-authorized.
Despite the fact that racial profiling had NOTHING to do with the case, Obama will save face by using this opportunity to to address this horrible practice but will do it at the wrong time and certainly for the wrong reasons. With a single speech about racial profiling (which didn’t occur) Papa Obamawill immediately save face for weighing in too early when he knew none of the facts and exonerate his friend from the ridiculous manner in which he conducted himself. Mark my words Papa Obama will not say “Sgt Crowley was not racially profiling Gates when he made the arrest”, because to do so would be to publicly convict his friend and fellow academic.
Despite the fact that racial profiling had NOTHING to do with the case, the press will lap it up, like the Obama Stenographers they have turned out to be. Suddenly Professor Gates behavior as documented in this police report and ccorroborated by other African-American Officers who were at the scene, will no longer be the story. Instead it WILL become a story about racial profiling because the president and his guilty-racist friend have made it one. And Sgt. Crowley will be the cover boy.
Police officers leave their homes, their spouses, and their children every single day to protect the people they work for and some don’t know that they won’t be coming home. When Sgt. Crowley responded to the burglary in progress call he didn’t ask if the home was owned by a black man or a white man. The fact is he went to the scene and confronted the very first person he saw in the property, not knowing if he had a gun or was going to harm him or someone else.
What is the chance that Obama turns to his friend and says ” You were out of line! This fine officer did nothing wrong.” None. The only possible outcome of this meeting is that Sgt. Crowley will be stained with the stench of racial profiling not by arresting a racist but by agreeing to be rolled out for the dog and pony with him afterwards.
Sgt. Crowley Stay Home. I’ll send you a 12 pack to your house if you’d like a beer. You could have a far more positive influence if you didn’t show up for this mockery. You still won’t get your apology.