Subject: You decide
The Character of Sergeant Crowley: A â€œBeer Summitâ€� photo that
tells it all
, August 1st at 12:27AM EDT
Doubtless all of you here are well aware of the â€œbeer summitâ€�
that took place the other day. However, Iâ€™m not entirely sure if
all of you saw a certain photo that speaks volumes as to the
character of Sergeant Crowley.
You can find the image at the White Houseâ€™s official blog here
(I wonder how long it will be up there, though?).
The American Thinker had something interesting to say on the subject:
I am stunned that the official White House Blog published this
picture and that it is in the public domain. The body language is
Sergeant Crowley helps the handicapped Professor Gates down the
stairs, while Barack Obama, heedless of the infirmities of his
friend and fellow victim of self-defined racial profiling, strides
ahead on his own. So who is compassionate? And who is so
self-involved and arrogant that he is oblivious?
And they are right. Sgt. Crowley had no reason to help Dr. Gates.
After all, wasnâ€™t it Gates who had insulted both him and his
family? Furthermore, isnâ€™t Obama supposed to be the emphatic one
here (after all, itâ€™s a trait that only Democrats are supposed
to have because they â€œfeel your painâ€�!) for inviting them down
in the first place in the hopes of reaching some sort of
understanding that never came to fruition?
But, in this unusually candid photo, the truth comes out. Obama
keeps on walking paying no heed to Gates, and it is Crowley, who
has been demonized throughout this entire incident, who is left to
help the man.
I canâ€™t help but think back upon a certain photo I saw of
President Bush and Senator Robert Byrd.
President Bush had no reason to even want to help Senator Byrd,
who had spent much of his time in the Senate railing against the
Bush administration, particularly on the war in Iraq, yet he
helped the old man regardless.
Note the difference between the two Presidents. Furthermore, note
how both Bush and Crowley helped men who didnâ€™t deserve it, at
least not from them.
Character isnâ€™t about who you are when you know the spotlight is
on you, itâ€™s about who you are when it isnâ€™t, or when you
THINK it isnâ€™t.