Spin doctors

Conversation over coffee with my friend, a local farmer, this morning:

[Farmer:] "I see that Who-is-it? has resigned."
[Me:] "Alastair Campbell?"
"That's right. Good riddance! His dad was all right, though."
"Why, who was his dad?"
"Our vet."
"What? You mean Tony Blair's chief spin doctor is from round here, and so was Maggie Thatcher's."
"Bernard Ingham?"
"Yes."
"His brother used to deliver our milk."

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