Politics

Hail to the National Conflict Resolution Mediator

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Relax. Take a brewskie. Let's talk.

According to The Washington Post, President Obama is inviting Henry Louis Gates and Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley to meet at the White House, for what can only be some strange sort of presidential group healing session. There is obviously nothing that this man cannot fix:

Obama said the remark he made Wednesday during a nationally televised news conference "unfortunately… gave an impression that I was maligning" the officer. He said he hoped the public debate surrounding the events would be "a teachable moment" for the nation.

Obama said he had spoken privately by phone with the officer, Sgt. James Crowley, and the White House said Obama later spoke with Gates. Obama invited Gates to join him and Crowley at the White House in the near future, officials said.

Obama did not say whether his conversation with Crowley constituted the apology for his remarks that some police officials and union leaders have demanded.

In other news, Obama wants to know…is everything OK at home? Do you just need to talk to somebody? He's just a phone call away, you know. Just a call. Stop by whenever.