All I can say is WOW! I was completely blown away. I understood both sides of this debate. I believe both Professor Gates and the Sgt. were both wrong in their actions. But what I saw this evening was remarkable. James Crowley made me very proud to be an American. His community and his police department should be as well.
Crowley pulled President Obama's backside out of the fire. His remarks were intelligent, diplomatic, but to the point. As the Czarina remarked to me as we watched, he's going to be running for political office.
None of us know how this will all play out. But for the moment I feel a lot of relief. There's something to be said about sitting down for a beer and a chat.