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Obama's Beer Summit: A Bud Light, A Blue Moon & A Beck's (Or A Red Stripe)?

The controversy over the arrest of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates by Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley may continue for some time.

But we seem to be zeroing in on which brands of beer the two men are likely to enjoy tomorrow when they kick back with President Barack Obama at the White House.

As The Washington Times reports:

Mr. Obama will likely sip a Budweiser, Sgt. Crowley a Blue Moon, and Mr. Gates either a Red Stripe or Beck's, the White House said.

Update at 3:45 p.m. ET: NPR's Scott Horsley tells us that White House spokesman Robert Gibbs now says the president will be having a Bud Light at tomorrow's get-together.

Update at 11:45 a.m. ET. Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert said last night that the "real" victim of profiling was Sgt. Crowley:

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