NY Sen. Schumer bets on debt-ceiling deal before A-Rod’s return

A-Rod is undergoing surgery on his knee to repair a torn meniscus. The New York Yankees announced he’ll be sidelined for at least a month. The Obama administration’s deadline for an agreement on the debt ceiling is Aug. 2.

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On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Schumer placed his bet with hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski:

Schumer: “Let’s put it like this — I predict we will have a compromise on [raising the debt ceiling] before A-Rod comes back to play. That’s three to six weeks.”

ITK will be monitoring this bet, though we’ll throw one more in the mix: Will A-Rod, a noted playboy, still be with actress Cameron Diaz when he returns from the disabled list?