Skip Gates' Beer Will Be Watery, Domestic

Dear God why?Here’s the most disturbing part about the entire Henry Louis Gates arrest story:

“I look forward to meeting Sgt. Crowley under more pleasant circumstances, and having that beer,” Gates told the Globe yesterday in an e-mail, saying a date has not been set. He said he’s partial to Red Stripe and Beck’s. He may not get his pick, as they are foreign beers, which are not stocked at the White House, under a tradition dating to the Johnson administration.

Really? No goddamn imported beer? This is an outrage. Also outrageous? A man who needs a cane to get around being arrested for reacting uncivilly after being challenged by police in his own home. But the beer thing really pisses me off.