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.
I leave twitter for 5 mins and return to find out Tom Flanagan is the #IKEA monkey?
— Jason Lietaer (@jasonlietaer) January 29, 2013
All you suspicions are confirmed. Tom Flanagan is the Father of Ikea Monkey!! #CdnPoli #IdleNoMore twitter.com/SettlerColonia… — Settler Colonial (@SettlerColonial) January 30, 2013
Would you rather fight 100 #IkeaMonkeys in a shearling coat or one Tom Flanagan in a buffalo coat?
— Kath Halloran (@lifeonqueen) January 30, 2013
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.'
@kady is Tom Flanagan from Winterfell? — David Pearson (@DavidPearson42) January 29, 2013
Even the host of CBC's The National, Peter Mansbridge, got in a jab. Two, in fact.
Sasquatch revealed. twitter.com/petermansbridg…
— Peter Mansbridge (@petermansbridge) January 29, 2013
Lots of really good items on tonight's broadcast -- and guess what? Not one of them dressed in a Bigfoot item. — Peter Mansbridge (@petermansbridge) January 30, 2013