PA GOP, PA Dems Play Softball Over Football

Look upon it's deliciousness and despair, Green Bay.

They may disagree on many issues, but the PA GOP and the PA Dems have one thing in common: they never let the opportunity for a good headline pass them by. PA’s political parties have joined forces to “take on” their counterparts in Wisconsin in a Super Bowl bet.

Below is the gentlest press release PoliticsPA has ever received from either party.

Go Steelers.

Pennsylvania Republicans, Democrats Join in Bipartisan Super Bowl Bet With WI Counterparts

Pamela’s Pancakes, Primanti Sandwiches, Iron City Beer, Bratwurst on the Line For Steelers

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania’s Democrats and Republicans are putting aside partisan differences to back the Steelers and make a Super Bowl wager with their bipartisan Wisconsin counterparts.

“As a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan, I am pleased to join my Democrat counterpart Jim Burn and support Steeler Nation as we take on the Green Bay Packers for our seventh Lombardi Trophy,” Gleason said. “Though Chairman Burn and I differ on many issues, we both bleed Black and Gold. I look forward to participating in this friendly bipartisan wager, offering Pittsburgh’s finest to my good friend, newly elected RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and his counterpart from the Wisconsin Democrat Party. Here we go, Steelers! Here we go!” – PA GOP Chairman Rob Gleason

“There’s one thing Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans can agree on: the Pittsburgh Steelers will be Super Bowl Champions,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn. “Throughout Pennsylvania, Democrats and Republicans are all looking forward to a Steelers victory, and we’ll enjoy the tastes of Wisconsin together in our victory celebration.”

At stake in the bipartisan bet:

Four Orders of Pamela’s Pancakes
Four Primanti Brothers Sandwiches
One Case of Iron City Beer

Meanwhile, from Packer Nation, Wisconsin’s Republicans and Democrats will wager:

2-pounds of award-winning Carr Valley 10-year-aged cheddar, from La Valle, Wis.
6 lbs. of classic Usinger’s bratwurst, from Milwaukee, Wis.
1 case of Sprecher Root Beer, made with real Wisconsin honey, from Glendale, Wis.

January 31st, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | No Comments