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Oregon senator to make good on lost bet at State of the Union address

Judging by the color scheme Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, chose for the photograph featured on his official senate web page, he actually might enjoy it.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, is about to eat a little crow by wearing a little tie.

The senior senator from the Beaver State plans to own up to a bet lost to Sen. Jeff Session, R-Alabama, by wearing an Auburn-colored tie at tonight’s State of the Union address.

The wager was made after Wyden, wearing a green and gold striped tie, engaged in some trash during a during a Senate Budget Committee the Friday before the BCS National Championship Game.

“I do want to note for the record that I don’t believe the Auburn Tigers have a realistic chance of keeping up with the University of Oregon’s fast-moving, innovative offense in the championship game,” Wyden said.

Sessions, who attended law school at the University of Alabama, responded, “Well, if you’re correct in that, I’ll be pleased to wear that tie you have on for a few days, perhaps.”

“We have an agreement,” Wyden said. “And I will reciprocate.”

Judging by the color scheme he chose for the photograph featured on his official senate web page, Wyden might actually enjoy making good on the bet, which Fox News host Greta Van Susteren dedicated a post to on her website.

We just hope he doesn’t wimp out like Robert Gibbs.

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