Advice for Obama: zip it


After you've given this speech, how can you 1) have your spokesman make this statement and 2) think he'll be taken seriously?

Whatever his motivations for weighing in on Gatesgate, Obama's comments earlier this week were a mistake, practically speaking. And now the damage control are making the situation worse, not better. Enough already! 

UPDATE: When I heard Obama spoke with Crowley, I was ready to change my tune--until I read this synopsis at

President Obama said today that he spoke with Cambridge police officer James Crowley, who had arrested Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. last week. Obama said he was left with the impression that Crowley was an outstanding police officer, but added that he believed both men probably overreacted in the situation.

Please, no mas....

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