Hey, guys! Here’s a fun thing that someone said.

Gary Doer, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, is confident enough that the U.S. will approve the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline that he’s willing to bet beer on it.

“I will bet a six-pack that it is going to happen,” Doer said Tuesday.

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Candian ambassador Gary Doer is at left. Not pictured: his moose-down hat, icicles. (Photo by US Mission Canada.)

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Ha ha! How fun! That Gary Doer seems like a fun guy, having a good time talking about that little ol’ pipeline that a major Canadian corporation wants to build across the United States to carry toxic tar-sands oil to refineries on the Gulf Coast. LOL, good stuff. Clearly Doer has too much time on his hands for some reason if he’s spicing things up with such high stakes.

I say we take this bet. I say we take the bet and if, God forbid, he wins, we send him a sixer of Bud Light. Who’s laughing now, Gary? And, to add insult to that injury, we will build a huge pipeline through the middle of Toronto to drop our nuclear waste into the Hudson Bay. Turnabout is fair play.

Anyway, I think we can all agree that the combination of drinking and transporting oil is always a good one.

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