Several Minnesota politicos are wagering with their Louisiana counterparts on this weekend's Vikings/Saints game.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin are betting music.
GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen is betting a Minnesota meal (walleye and wild rice) against GOP Rep. Steve Scalise's offer of a New Orleans meal (alligator sausage and blackened redfish, as well as a pot of seafood gumbo).
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal are also preparing a bet but are taking suggestions on their respective Facebook pages. Pawlenty asked on his Facebook Page which option is best:
- Option 1:As much Lutefisk (whitefish soaked in lye) as he can eat?
- Option 2:A Viking cooler filled with Minnesota's best microbrews?
- Option 3:My favorite SPAM recipes (precooked meat from Austin, MN)?
Some of the responses to Pawlenty's request are funny including...
- Al Franken
- A chance to run as your vice-president
- A letter of resignation.
Some of the suggestions on Jindal's Facebook page include:
AP is also reporting that Pawlenty turned down an offer to join him in a Superdome suite for the game.
Update: DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) also made a wager:
If the Vikings win, Landrieu will cook a Minnesota wild rice casserole and deliver it to Klobuchar's office while wearing a Brett Favre jersey for Minnesota constituents to enjoy. If the Saints win, Klobuchar will cook gumbo and deliver it to Landrieu's office while wearing a Drew Brees jersey for Louisiana constituents to enjoy.