By Christina Wilkie - 12/06/10 11:55 PM EST
Specter was making good on a bet Thursday with outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), whose hometown San Francisco Giants beat Specter’s Philadelphia Phillies for the NL pennant in October.
Then, unprompted, he added, “Not that there was any need for me to go to the men’s room,” causing a wave of nervous laughter among the press corps.
Specter and Pelosi were joined at the press conference by Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), whose Texas Rangers lost to the Giants in the World Series. Barton presented Pelosi with chocolate pecan pies, while Specter paid up with an approximately two-by-three-foot chunk of chocolate in the shape of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall bell tower.
Pelosi, a self-described “chocoholic,” said she would concentrate on eating the dark-chocolate portions first.