Jul 272009

I think we’re having that dialogue whether he wants it or not. Dunno if a dialogue behind closed doors at the White House will contribute much to it, though.

Headline: “President sees opportunity for national dialogue.”

African-American scholar Henry Louis Gates and the police officer who arrested him last week are likely to get together at the White House soon as President Obama tries to quell a furor his words helped fuel.

“The president sees this as an opportunity to get dialogue going on an issue … that has been historically troubling,” adviser David Axelrod said Sunday on CBS’ Face the Nation. Axelrod said he expects the meeting to take place but did say when.