The Wagering Goes Up the Political Chain

Daley won his bet last week with the mayor of Seattle (and I’m still waiting for my liter of seawater and aging grunge band from the captain of the Seattle Metblog.), so this week he’s put up that same bundle of foodstuffs against some New Orleans delicacies put up by Ray Nagin.

With the hightened visibility of this game, other politicians are getting into the pool with both states’ US Senators and various Representatives making similar food-based wagers.

The best bet I’ve seen was between two Representatives who are wagering volunteer time:

Also Friday, Louisiana Congressman Bobby Jindal, R-La., made a friendly bet on the game’s outcome with U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois. If the Saints win, Kirk will volunteer with the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans’ Rebuilding Together program. If the Bears are victorious, Jindal will travel to Lake County, Ill., to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. [Tribune]

That seems a lot more useful than some food that, I’m guessing, is rarely actually delivered. I mean, who wants to get a polish sausage or shrimp po’boy in the mail?

But on the subject of the food bets, Rayna of the New Orleans Metblog is talking some smack about our “Chicago-style” foods. Careful now.

2 Comments so far

  1. Cheryl (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

    Is there anything in Indianapolis that you can’t get anywhere else? I’m not being snarky, I seriously don’t know.

  2. Fuzzy (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 11:17 am

    Well, the tourist slogan for Indiana used to be “There’s more than corn in Indiana.” So, corn, for one. Maybe it’ll be a big bushel of popcorn up against the usual basket of Chicago foodstuffs.

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