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

July 30th, 2009 7:31 PM
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"?