The Evening Cancer might not be prepared to report on their columnist, George Ferguson’s role in dodgy public park land deals but they’re more than happy to give his poncey Tobacco Factory bar some free publicity.
“George flies the flag to celebrate victory,” is today’s big headline on page 6 of the paper, accompanied by an embarrassing half page photo of the red-trousered old fool, thumbs up and wearing an ‘Obama 2008’ t-shirt.
The accompanying report breathlessly explains:
Bristol’s Tobacco Factory replaced its familiar flag with the stars and stripes after Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States.
And Obama sweet potato pie, just like his grandmother used to make, is now on the menu.
Tobacco Factory owner George Ferguson says, “I was last inspired by the election of John F Kennedy in 1960” when I was still in shorts.
He likes his nostalgia doesn’t he? Mom’s potato pie … John F Kennedy … Land deals that look like something out of T Dan Smith’s Newcastle …