1) If you're the cop, why would you go? Maybe his department made him? Maybe it's just me, but if someone treated me that horribly and drug me through the mud like that, I wouldn't want to sit down and chat with him. I don't care if it was brokered by the president---it's not like Bam helped anything either. Maybe he didn't want to take the criticism if he turned it down? I don't get it.
2) I didn't know what beer Obama would go for, but I knew it would be Lite.