Obama chooses Bud Light

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Washington, July 30 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama is likely to have Budweiser Light beer when he takes part in a heavily-publicized sit down Thursday with Harvard professor Henry Lewis Gates, Jr. and Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley and their respective families on the lawns of the White House.

A poll organized by The Sun found widespread support for Sam Adams, the patriot-named brew that comes from the same area where the Gates/Crowley incident took place.

As of this writing, 37 percent voted for the president to serve Sam Adams, while 13 percent said he should serve Budweiser. Nine percent chose Blue Moon, and just two percent pointed to Red Stripe or Becks.

Another 22 percent said the president should go with "something else," while 15 percent said "all of the above."

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Wednesday that Obama will be drinking Bud Light.

Gibbs suggested that there will be other beers on offer as well.

"[I've read] that Professor Gates said he liked Red Stripe, and I believe Sergeant Crowley mentioned to the President that he liked Blue Moon. So we'll have the gamut covered tomorrow afternoon," he said.

Red Stripe might be a controversial option, since it's from Jamaica. The White House generally does not stock foreign brews, in a tradition dating back to the Johnson administration. (ANI)

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