Senators trash talk before Saints-Seahawks showdown

Washington Sens. Patty Murray (D) and Maria Cantwell (D) have placed a wager with Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) on Saturday’s divisional playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks.

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The losing side must provide home-state oysters and beer to the victor of the bet.

Landrieu says she can already taste victory.

“When we win, I look forward to celebrating a Saints victory with Maria and Patty and tasting Washington spoils, which I’m sorry, just do not compare to Gulf oysters or beer brewed from the Abita Spring,” said Landrieu.

“Washington oysters are seasoned with salt and rain while Louisiana oysters are covered in garlic, butter and greatness,” she added.

Murray gave her rival a warning.

“In the spirit of good old-fashioned senatorial courtesy, I told Sen. Landrieu to keep the mute button handy if she doesn’t want it to sound like 67,000 of our die-hard fans are in her living room,” Murray said.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how Louisiana’s well-seasoned seafood stacks up with the natural bounty of the Pacific Northwest,” she added.

Cantwell said, “From Washington state to Washington, D.C., Seahawks fans are looking forward to victory Saturday.”

The odds indicate Landrieu will be paying up. The Seahawks are favored by more than a touchdown.

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