A CUTE little story from Kim Janssen, the former Camden New Journal journalist now doing great things at the Chicago Sun Times, over there. The governors of Illinois and Wisconsin had a bet over an American football match involving the teams from their states. The Chicago Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers – and as a forfeit Illinois governor Pat Quinn had to work in a shop for a morning wearing a ‘hated green and yellow’ Packers shirt. (Note: fans of Green Bay are called ‘cheeseheads’ because there’s lots of cheese in Wisconsin or something; the perfect licence for Kim to fairly call governor Scott Walker ‘a Republican cheesehead’.)
When peace is properly guaranteed in north London – and we can get back to arguing over Arsenal and Spurs matches, let’s have Gooner Jeremy Corbyn from Islington and Spurs cheerleader David Lammy from Haringey set up a similar bet for the derby match in October. I’d love to see Mr Lammy stacking shelves in red and white.