Power Point: Have a "beer summit"July 31, 2009: 2:56 AM ET
"When he's not arresting you, Sergeant Crowley is a really likable guy."
-- Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., after the "beer summit" with Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge Police Department, Vice President Biden and President Obama. Race relations have taken center stage ever since Sgt. Crowley arrested Prof. Gates for disorderly conduct in his own home last week. Of the moniker given to the gathering, the President called it "clever" but clarified, "This is three folks having a drink at the end of the day and hopefully giving people an opportunity to listen to each other." As for the drinks, Obama opted for Bud Lite, Sgt. Crowley had Blue Moon, Prof. Gates drank Sam Adams Light and Biden had a Buckler nonalcoholic beer. --Jessica Shambora