White House press secretary Robert Gibbs again disappointed the press corps Thursday by showing up for the daily briefing in a suit and tie instead of the Canadian jersey he promised he would wear if Canada bested the U.S. in the Olympic gold medal men's hockey game.
Gibbs defended his apparel, saying he will likely make good on his wager with his Canadian counterpart at Friday's briefing.
"Don't worry. We won't disappoint," Gibbs said. "The jersey is in the White House."
Gibbs said the Canadians gave him a jersey with his name on the back, but he feels guilty that it does not have the last name of White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson, who is a big hockey fan. Gibbs also said Nicholson is jealous of Gibbs's new apparel.