Obama’s loses bet, owe’s Candadian PM pack of Yuengling

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Sending Yuengling to Canada may sound more like a balancing of the trade deficit than the honoring of a gentleman’s wager. But a bet is a bet. And President Obama will be sending a case of Yuengling, America’s oldest brew, to Canada’s prime minister after the U.S. lost to Canada Sunday in the Olympic men’s hockey final.

The stunning victory by the Olympics-hosting Canadians was clinched with an overtime goal by Sidney Crosby. It cost the U.S. another gold medal. The U.S. ended up with nine; the Canadians, 14.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper had pledged a case of Molson, his nation’s oldest.

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