Bud Light: When You Need Something Suitable To Help Stop The Bleeding

Apparently being arrested wasn't enough of an insultOur national conversation on beer will hopefully reach its conclusion this evening at 6 P.M., when President Obama, Henry Louis Gates, and Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley gather together in the White House and crack the top on an ice-cold Bud Light. The obvious political pandering in the selection of beverage (“Democratic political consultant Chris Lehane noted Bud Light traces its roots to Missouri, one of the nation’s hardest fought electoral battlegrounds in recent years”) has caused some controversy, in that Bud Light is neither technically American (Anheuser-Busch was acquired by Belgian-Brazilan consortium InBev last year) nor technically beer (Bud Light is a combination of frog urine and carbonation), but given that the whole event will not technically be any kind of real conversation about race, it seems oddly appropriate.