My fellow 'Yokee Cosmo over at NH2008 tells us that Sen. Chris Dodd has wagered, against Bill Richardson, a gallon of New England Clam Chowder on his Boston Red Sox winning this weekend's three game series against the New York Yankees.
This is nothing but gotcha politics in hopes of drawing attention to Richardson's Yankeegate. But we are big fans of swagger here at 3Q. Back in the day Governor Richardson made a flub about liking the Yankees, and has been on his horse to prove his Boston allegiance ever since. As I have noted on this site, Bill even went as far as conveniently placing a Sox cap in the background of his Ask Bill spots on youtube.
Doubtful that Dodd will pick up any traction over this. Maybe next time, come playoffs (?), he will make the same bet with Hillary Clinton.
Read about Connecticut's mixed Yankee heritage here. Dodd's hometowns of East Haddam and Willimantic fall within Red Sox Nation according to the Times' map below, while Middletown and Guilford sit precariously close to the fence in Yankee Country.