Tom Flanagan compared to Sasquatch for wearing bison coat on CBC

A Conservative political commentator has murdered Sasquatch and turned its fur into a coat. Or he's making a fashion statement. Or he's reminding the CBC that it can't even afford heating.

We're not sure was Tom Flanagan was doing last night when he appeared on CBC's Power & Politics wearing an enormous fur coat, but everyone had fun speculating.

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Flanagan is a professor at the University of Calgary and he managed Stephen Harper's 2004 election campaign. He appeared on television to discuss the 'Clarity Act' and the proposed 'Unity Act,' related to a province's ability to separate from the country after a referendum.

The only point that seems to have stuck, however, is that Flanagan shares a fashion sense with the Ikea monkey, except his version of the furry coat is ugly. The cleverest Twitter users took to their keyboards.

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One user compared Flanagan to characters from the world of the fantasy HBO show Game of Thrones, with its frequently uttered line, 'Winter is coming.'

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Even the host of CBC's The National, Peter Mansbridge, got in a jab. Two, in fact.

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