Friday, March 12, 2010

Obama Spokesman Loses Bets, Dons Canada Hockey Sweater at White House Briefing

Meet Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary:

Feast your eyes, Canada...

The White House spokesman came to his daily on-camera briefing on Friday wearing a red-and-white Canadian hockey jersey — the result of not one, but two losing bets on the U.S.-Canadian rivalry at the recent Winter Olympics.

The first wager was on the women's gold medal game. Canada won.

Then it was the men's contest, and Gibbs went double-or-nothing with Dimitri Soudas, who's the spokesman for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Gold again for Canada.

I understand Mr. Gibbs is betting against the public option, too. With his batting average, perhaps there's still hope, yet...

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