Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., are probably pretty bummed that their Kentucky Wildcats didn’t win the Big Dance, but at least they now have cheese hats.
Sens Baldwin and Johnson make good on their wager with Sens McConnell and Paul on the outcome of the WI-KY game. pic.twitter.com/miIhb6XEKv— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) April 11, 2014
That’s because the Kentucky senators collected on a wager they made with Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., over the Final Four game between the Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers. Kentucky won, so McConnell and Paul got cheesehead hats filled with bratwurst and – you guessed it – cheese.
Of course, Paul and McConnell had to pony up their own wares for Kentucky’s ultimate loss against the Connecticut Huskies. The duo gave Kentucky Derby-Pie from Kern’s Kitchen in Louisville, Ky., to Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
“This team deserves a national title and I look forward to a big portion of humble pie from my friends from Kentucky,” Murphy said in a statement when the foursome placed the bet.
“A bet’s a bet!” Blumenthal tweeted when he got his pie on Thursday. “Tastes like victory,” Murphy added.