Harper and Obama bet on hockey game, winner takes beer
Sunday provided a trifecta of high stakes for Stephen Harper: Canada’s hockey matchup against the U.S.; the chance for Canada to surpass the gold-count record; and a case of beer.
Harper, perhaps as part of his continually mediocre efforts to appear hip (along with his rendition of “With a Little Help From My Friends”), wagered a case of beer against Barack Obama on the outcome of the men’s Olympic hockey final. Now that he’s won the bet, Obama owes Harper a case of Molson Canadian.
Canadian? Really? If Harper’s going to pretend to be cool, couldn’t he have chosen something a little more, well, cool? If Obama had won the bet, he would have received a case of Yuengling. Coming from America’s oldest brewery, the choice isn’t exactly underground, but it’s decidedly classier.