A man is only as good as his word, so when Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper revealed late last week that President Obama had yet to deliver on their Olympic hockey bet, the White House acted fast.
Last month, the nations’ leaders made a sudsy wager on two ice hockey games. Both the USA men’s and women’s teams lost to Canada’s squads, so Obama owed Harper two cases of White House-brewed beer.
White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday that he didn’t know what caused the delay, “but I can tell you that the president is somebody who makes good on his bets.”
“So I’m confident that Prime Minister Harper and members of his team will soon be enjoying some delicious White House beer,” Earnest said.
And so they were. On Monday two cases of White House brew, Honey Porter and Honey Blond, were delivered to the Canadian Embassy with Obama’s National Security Council acting as distributor:
To which the Canadian Embassy responded: