No news yet on the hops that will be served at President Obama’s bipartisan Super Bowl party this Sunday.
But we do know some more guests who will watch the Steelers face off against Cardinals at the Super Bowl Sunday from the elegant confines of the White House. They include Pennsylvania’s two senators — Republican Arlen Specter and Democrat Bob Casey — as well as Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Casey, I have it on good authority, will be bringing to Chez Obama tomorrow Steelers Terrible Towels (the rally flag for the Pittsburgh team) as well as smiley cookies from the legendary Pittsburgh drive-in Eat’n Park.
Pennsylvania Reps. Charlie Dent (R), Mike Doyle (D), and Patrick Murphy (D) will no doubt jokingly square off against Arizona Reps. Trent Franks (R) and Raul Grijalva (D).
Others in attendance include Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Artur Davis, D-Ala., Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., Paul Hodes, D-N.H., Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Delegate Holmes-Norton, D-DC.
Elsewhere, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) and Arizona Gov. Janice Brewer (R) have placed the customary wager — but with a twist.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that if the Steelers win, "some lucky Steelers fan will get a super duper, all-expenses-paid trip for two to Phoenix, including three nights at the landmark Wigwam golf resort and spa, two rounds of golf at one of its 18-hole courses, dinner at a fancy restaurant and two seats at a baseball, football, basketball or hockey game in the City of the Sun." The winner will be chosen by an essay question.
If the Cardinals win, two Arizonans will spend three days in Pittsburgh, "staying at a luxury hotel, riding on the Duquesne Incline, dining at the LeMont restaurant, getting tickets to a Pirates, Steelers or Penguins game, and visiting the Heinz History Center, the Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory and a performance at one of the Cultural District’s five theaters."
(Insert joke here about if the Cardinals win, two Arizonans get to spend three days in Pittsburgh. If they lose, the Arizonans have to spend the full week there. Thank you! I’ll be here all week. Try the veal.)
Who you rooting for?