(CNN) – President Obama and the likely House Speaker may be at odds on many fronts, but the two have at least one thing in common that may help bridge the divide - their taste for Slurpees.
During a mostly somber post-midterm election news conference, President Obama was asked if he planned to have Rep. John Boehner over to the White House for a Slurpee, a reference to his oft-used campaign trail metaphor in which he describes Democrats working to "dig the car out of the ditch" while Republicans sit back "sipping on a Slurpee."
Boehner's camp had a humorous response:
At the Wednesday news conference, Obama's face lit up when a reporter mentioned the sugary slush, replying, "I might serve a Slurpee. They're delicious drinks," amid laughter from the press corps.
CBS White House Correspondent Chip Reid then yelled out, "Slurpee Summit!" To which Obama laughed and replied, "I like that."
Boehner's spokesman responded afterward to the Slurpee remark.
"Let's hope the president will be willing to work with us to cut spending, stop the tax hikes, and get our economy working again," Michael Steel said. "Then we can all go get Slurpees together. The new 'Wicked Apple' flavor sounds awesome."