When Was Biden Invited To Beer Blast? Obama Spoke Of 'Three Folks'

Were you, like me, surprised to see that Biden turned up at the beer fest? I hadn't picked up any prior indication he was going to be there.  To the contrary, check out what Pres. Obama said just before the event:

A short time earlier from the Oval Office, Obama had done what his aides had been doing for days: lowering expectations.

"I noticed this has been called the 'Beer Summit.' It's a clever term, but this is not a summit, guys," Obama told reporters. "This is three folks having a drink at the end of the day."

THREE folks.  So Biden was a new, fourth wheel.  You don't suppose that at the last moment, some adviser said: "wait!  We can't have the white guy outnumbered 2:1. Get Biden—just make sure he can't be heard on camera."

Will the MSM ask when Biden was added to the guest list and why PBO spoke of "three folks"?

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.